CSAT Protests forced Central government to ask UPSC to postpone Civil Services preliminary exam 2014

The Central government asked the UPSC to postpone the Civil Services preliminary exam

UPSC civil services preliminary exam which was scheduled to be held on 24th of August 2014, might be postponed. Students have been protesting for removal of Civil Services aptitude test(C-SAT). According to students C-SAT , which tests candidates ability in various topics like reading comprehension, English language, Logical reasoning, Basic numeracy etc., is a disadvantage for hindi medium and rural background students.

On monday Students staged a protest outside the upsc as well as outside the house of Home Minister Rajnath singh. Government has already formed a committee to look into the matter. Union Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training and Prime Minister's Office, said "Till there is a clarity over the syllabus and exam pattern they should be given sufficient time. It is quite legitimate on their part that we are suggesting to concerned authorities to consider postponement of the preliminary examination of IAS (UPSC) exams". He also asked committee to look into matter "And not let students go with a feeling that they have been wronged on account of any bias towards any language".

As UPSC is an autonomous body, which looks into the proper conduction of exam, final decision will be taken by the UPSC. But government today urged UPSC and committee formed to look into the matter and address concern of all sections of the society. Union Minister Jitendra Singh told reporters outside Parliament "We are also urging upon the UPSC and the committee that was constituted to look into the matter that not only report be constituted at the earliest, considering the urgency of the matter and the concern of all sections of the society... they should also consider postponing the date of the preliminary examination,".


Courtesy: AIR NEWS