UPSC protest over the test continues

August 6, 2014

The PROTEST by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) aspirants against the Civil

Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) has not seen an end as yet. Almost 400 aspirants carried the

protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday, reports IANS.

Since Monday evening i.e. August 4, the students have been sitting at the protest site located in

the heart of the city. They have been demanding the scrapping of CSAT and rescheduling of the

Aug 24 examination date. Ajit Chakarvarti, a student told that they want the examination date

to be deferred and CSAT be completely scrapped. The protest may intensify if the government

does not meet their demands, he added.

The government on Monday had told that the ENGLISH LANGUAGE comprehension skills will

not be included for gradation in the CIVIL SERVICES examinations. The protesting candidates

said that they were assured that CSAT will be done away with, but the minister's statement talks

nothing about it. Instead, they have cheated by deciding not to consider the marks for English


The Civil Services examination is conducted by the Union PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

(UPSC) in three stages--preliminary, mains, and interview--to choose candidates for Indian

Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS)

among others.

Source: Agency.

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