UPSC/ KPSC Selection 2011

For the second year in succession, LEAD Trust continued working on the important project for the benefit of the community. The Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka continued its scheme - Pre-Examination training for Minority Candidates for UPSC/KPSC Examinations for 2011-12. Towards this purpose, bright graduate candidates from throughout the state needed to be identified and assessed. As per the scheme, candidates can enroll in UPSC/KPSC coaching institute of their choice, and the entire coaching fee will be borne by the State Government. LEAD Trust was engaged by the Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka to conduct the screening process.

By Gods grace, LEAD Trust conducted a state-wide entrance examination on Sunday, 14th August 2011 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The examinations were conducted at 13 cities across Karnataka. Of the 540 students who registered, 452 wrote the exam.

The trust prepared the test information brochure containing details of the scheme and the test and put this up on the website of the directorate.

Co-ordinators were appointed by LEAD trust in all 13 cities to be responsible for publicity regarding the test, get posters pasted and pamphlets distributed, conduct general advertising, arranging for test centre, assist in conducting test, make payment to test centre/ invigilators, send the answer sheets and application forms back by post/courier, etc. They had responsibility to ensure that the test gets conducted in a fair manner.

Posters/ Pamphlets were prepared by the LEAD trust regarding the screening test and put up by co-ordinators regarding the screening test at important locations such as colleges, community centres and other places to inform the minorities of the examination. More than 2500 sms and e-mails were sent to prospective candidates. In addition, the department issued advertisements in various newspapers and electronic media.

The test paper was designed by IAS institutes and this was submitted to department for approval. Once approved, LEAD trust ensured that sufficient number of test papers and answer sheets were printed and made available with the test centres before the examination.

LEAD trust was responsible for collection of answer sheets and evaluation. LEAD got the corrections done through appropriately qualified academicians and invigilators. Students obtaining above a fixed percentile in the objective type were evaluated in the essay section. Data entry of the details of the candidates taking the test was done and shortlists were submitted to department for approval and calling for interview. LEAD Trust contacted all candidates and informed them about the interview schedule. All candidates called for interview had to provide originals of relevant documents for verification.

On Sep 20th 2011, LEAD trust facilitated interviews of the candidates screened from the UPSC/KPSC selection exam to be interviewed by the directorate of Minorities. The final list of selected candidates by the department was compiled by LEAD trust and submitted to department. A total of 25 candidates were selected for UPSC coaching 2011-12 and 52 students have been selected for KPSC coaching. More details are available on the website By Gods grace, the entire project was done to the utmost satisfaction of the Karnataka State Directorate Minorities.