Odisha witnesses dwindling UPSC selection

Bhubaneswar: With the closure of applications for UPSC (CDS) 2019 examinations on November 26, a spike in enrollments of Civil Services coaching centers is being observed throughout the country. However, the dwindling number of candidates from Odisha who pass through the selection is a fact baffling the experts.

Odisha as compared to other states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has been producing fewer successful civil-services candidates. In the past three years, only 16 candidates have cleared the examinations as opposed to 523 from Uttar Pradesh and 182 from Bihar out of 2762 candidates.

Experts have attributed lack of awareness for the civil services and lack of coaching centers as some of the reasons for the state’s under performance in these examinations.

Experienced coaches have mentioned the lack of coaching centers across the state and an outdated syllabus in universities are other factors for the state’s poor show.

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