Pradeep Kumar Joshi becomes new chairman of UPSC

Educationist Professor, Pradeep Kumar Joshi has appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He will succeed Arvind Saxena who completes his term as UPSC chairman.

Joshi, who was the chairman of both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commissions, joined the UPSC as member in May 2015. His tenure as the chairman of the UPSC will be till May 12, 2021.

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About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):

UPSC conducts the civil services examination to select India’s bureaucrats and diplomats for the country. The commission conducts the civil services examination annually in three stages preliminary, mains and interview to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) among others.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • UPSC Headquarters location: New Delhi
  • UPSC Founded: 1 October 1926.

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