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)