Now students appearing for any exam conducted by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) will answer the questions in a different pattern since UPSC has changed the answering pattern in its exams, informs TOI.
Students will now have to write in a consolidated question paper-cum-answer book. Instructions would ask candidates to write the answers only in the pre-defined areas below each part/sub part of the questions.
UPSC changes answering pattern, follows the short answers. The UPSC seems to have borrowed from the USA model which follows the short answer type of questions in its recruitment. This would benefit many who did not have the need to hone their English skills due to their choice of technical subjects in graduation.
The new pattern would also mean that students will not be allowed to take home the question paper. The UPSC will, however, provide the question paper after the examination is over.