High Quality Learning and Development Program for a Career in Civil Services
High Quality Learning and Development Program for a Career in Civil Services

The New Pattern of Civil Services Examination (2011-13) emphasizes more to test candidates’ Higher Order Thinking Skills[...]

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ptsx.org is a high quality learning and development program, founded to cultivate a New Thinking and Correct Approach towards the preparation of New Pattern of Civil Services Examination. The objective of this initiative is to bring out the qualitative transformation in candidates' preparation for CSE and empower them through increase the access of high quality learning and development program for everyone everywhere at any time.

To transform the civil services according to the needs of 21st century Governance and rapid economic development, Government of India is shifting from current Rule based personnel administration to a Competency based system of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Competency based approach looks at the individual as a vital resource to be valued, motivated and developed. Hence for the success of SHRM, it is imperative to select good and competent persons, and provide them training to equip with...Read more

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Career in Civil Services

  • Understanding Career in Civil Services.
  • Understanding New Pattern of Civil Services Examination.
  • Disruptive Strategy for High Performance in New Pattern of Civil Services Examination.
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CREDENTIAL OF READINESS

The civil services examination is intended to select the most suitable candidates for civil services. The most suitable candidates are the ones who have fundamental qualities and competencies for a career in civil services i.e. Right Knowledge, Higher order thinking skills (core intellectual competencies), and Right Attitudes (spirit and in-depth interest in public service). Hence for the success in CSE, it is imperative to understand and acquire these fundamental qualities and competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) by being Strategic in Focus in preparation and adopting the best practices of learning and development that are based on the Science of Learning.

Start Date: JAN, 2021

CORe: Comprehensive Development Programme

Developing yourself as a most suitable candidate for civil services.

Complete Preparation from Beginning to final.

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PLAN OF THE EXAMINATION

The civil services examination comprises two successive stages: preliminary examination and main examination (written and interview). Each stage of examination fulfils specific purpose to assess the candidates’ fundamental qualities and competencies for a career in civil services i.e. Right Knowledge, Higher order thinking skills and Right Attitudes. Hence in both stages of CSE, different assessment methods are applied. In preliminary examination, selected response method is applied for the primary assessment, while in main examination constructed response method is used for in-depth assessment of candidates’ fundamental qualities and competencies.

Preliminary Examination

It carries out the primary assessment of candidates’ Right Knowledge, Higher order thinking skills and Right Attitudes (interest in public service) which are thoroughly examined in main examination (written and interview). In prelims exam, selected response items/questions (MCQs) are used to assess the candidates, but it should be noted that these items/questions are Higher order questions that emphasize more to test candidates’ Higher order thinking skills rather than their informative knowledge and fluency of various subject matters etc.

Main (written) Examination

It is an in-depth assessment of candidates’ Right Knowledge (knowledge construction), Higher order thinking skills (core intellectual competencies) and Right Attitudes (an in-depth insight into the dynamics and issues surrounding the government and society) through constructed response method. It requires candidates’ conscious efforts to engage cognitively in deep thinking and learning, deliberate practices and learning from real world scenario. This process of knowledge construction and development of higher order thinking skills will increase substantially their ability to construct the high quality answers at assessment time.

Interview Test

It is intended to assess the personal suitability of candidate for a career in public service. The personal suitability of candidate is his strong Statement of Purpose (reasons to pursue a career in public service), Right Attitudes (spirit and in-depth interest in public service) and Mental & Ethical Qualities (development of Higher order thinking skills and Core values).

Preliminary Examination

It carries out the primary assessment of candidates’ Right Knowledge, Higher order thinking skills and Right Attitudes (interest in public service) which are thoroughly examined in main examination (written and interview). In prelims exam, selected response items/questions (MCQs) are used to assess the candidates, but it should be noted that these items/questions are Higher order questions that emphasize more to test candidates’ Higher order thinking skills rather than their informative knowledge and fluency of various subject matters etc.

Main (written) Examination

It is an in-depth assessment of candidates’ Right Knowledge (knowledge construction), Higher order thinking skills (core intellectual competencies) and Right Attitudes (an in-depth insight into the dynamics and issues surrounding the government and society) through constructed response method. It requires candidates’ conscious efforts to engage cognitively in deep thinking and learning, deliberate practices and learning from real world scenario. This process of knowledge construction and development of higher order thinking skills will increase substantially their ability to construct the high quality answers at assessment time.

Interview Test

It is intended to assess the personal suitability of candidate for a career in public service. The personal suitability of candidate is his strong Statement of Purpose (reasons to pursue a career in public service), Right Attitudes (spirit and in-depth interest in public service) and Mental & Ethical Qualities (development of Higher order thinking skills and Core values).

Right Knowledge

Right Knowledge is the required knowledge of relevant subject areas. The required knowledge for each relevant subject area is different depending upon its relevancy for a career in civil services such as -

  • In-depth understanding of Indian political system & governance; Indian economic system, issues & challenges of development; Indian social system and challenges of transformation...
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Higher Order Thinking Skills

Higher order thinking skills are core intellectual competencies and recognized as leading 21st century skills. The Higher order thinking skills determine your quality of thinking and thought process. These skills are very essential for high performing civil services in 21st century, that’s why the New Pattern of Civil Services Examination emphasizes more to test candidates’ Higher order…

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Right Attitudes

Right Attitudes is the most important attributes of civil servants for high performance because quality of their decisions, and work performance is greatly affected by their attitudes towards public service. Right Attitudes not only brings out self desire to acquire necessary knowledge and skills for high performance but also intrinsically motivate to shape behaviour and priorities to perform at the highest quality.

The awareness and deeper involvement of candidates in public life & issues, and interactions with world around…

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Building the Culture of Excellence is the most effective way to acquire fundamental qualities and competencies for a career in civil services (i.e. Right Knowledge, Higher order thinking skills and Right Attitudes) that are crucial for high performance in New Pattern of Civil Services Examination.

Culture of Excellence

  • Mindset of Excellence
  • The Science of Learning and Performance
  • The Best Practices of Learning
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Our Courses and Learning by Doing Programs

ptsx.org is reimagining the possibilities of High Performance in New Pattern of Civil Services Examination, providing the highest-quality and actionable learning experiences through its courses and learning by doing programs which include video lectures, essential readings, learning by doing assignments based on formative and summative assessments, and private discussion forum.

ptsx.org courses and learning by doing programs are envisioned and created by highly skilled committee of subject matter experts and psychometricians, and presented by course instructor. We apply the Science of Learning and the best practices of learning to guide the development of our courses and learning by doing programs. Our goal is to enable candidates to focus on True/Deep learning to enhance their learning outcomes and ability of practical application of knowledge.

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