Govt. proposes no marks count for English and 1 Extra Attempt
to clear CSAT Logjam
In a bid to end the agitation against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT),
the Union government on Monday said the English comprehension skills component
of Paper II in the Civil Services preliminary examination should not be included
for gradation or merit. Also, an additional attempt should be given to those who
took CSAT in 2011 in the Civil Services Examination, 2015.
This is the government’s opinion, Minister of State for Personnel Jitender
Singh said in the Lok Sabha after the CSAT issue disrupted proceedings in the
Rajya Sabha again. When some members asked if CSAT had been scrapped, Mr. Singh
said he had nothing more to say.
Sources said the government’s opinion was based on consultations with Union
Public Service Commission (UPSC) representatives and the three-member committee
set up to review the examination pattern. With the government revealing its
hand, the Department of Personnel and Training is expected to change the
examination rules and notify them at the earliest. The UPSC will then implement
the amended rules, sources said.
Courtesy: The Hindu