Tuesday, August 5, 2014
CSAT 2 Gradation English Marks Not to Be Counted
KEEN to defuse the escalaiing UPSC row, the Government on Monday announced in Parliament that English marks in CSAT-II will not be included for gradation or merit Inn the impasse is likely to continue with agitating aspirants sticking to the demand for complete scrapping of this format.
The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). meanwhile, said the civil services preliminary exams will he held as scheduled on August 24 incorporating the changes even as the Government refused to yield to the demand of the civil service aspirants for doing away widi Civil Services Aptitude test (CSAT).
The aspirants, who also demanded postponement of the exams, shifted their protests to Jantar Mantar from Mukherjee Nagar in north Delhi where they have been agitating for the last 25 days.
The Government also announced that candidates who look the 2011 UPSC exam will get another chance to appear for the test next year.
The UPSC row also rocked Pari iameni forcing a spate of adjournments in ihe Rajya Sahha.
"Government is of the opinion that in the Civil Services Preliminary examination. Paper-II. the marks of the question section on 'English Language comprehension skills' should nol be included for gradation or merit." Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said. In a brief Statement, Singh also said. "Candidates, who appeared in Civil Services Examination 2011, maybe given one more attempt in 2015."
"We are not satisfied with MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh's speech in L.ok Sahha regarding CSAT. Wc want complete scrapping of CSAT. We have decided to continue our fight from Jantar Mantar." Pawan. an UPSC aspirant, who is leading the protest said.
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