CSAT

  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Vernacular gives you roots, but English language helps you to branch out: Javed Akhtar on CSAT row August 25, 2014

    While students took to the streets in Delhi to protest against the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination recently, several prominent names in political circle and film fraternity got busy in discussing, debating and giving their take on the CSAT row. So yes, if...
  • 4.5 lakh aspirants appear in UPSC preliminary examination, 1.27 lakh more from last year August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 4.5 lakh aspirants on Sunday appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incidentfree at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern. 4,51,602 candidates took the examination, about 1.27 lakh more than the last year, at 2,137...
  • UPSC prelim exams today, police on toes in national capital August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants will appear for their preliminary examinations on Sunday as scheduled after the Supreme Court had refused to postpone the examination. As valiant demonstrations were witnessed in the past one month across the country specially north India over alleged language bias in the examination, police in national...
  • English marks will not be included for gradation, UPSC tells aspirants August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation, the government said on Saturday. "The union government has decided that for the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2014 to be held on August 24, this section on...
  • Youth wing of political parties join hands with aspirants to protest against CSAT August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Union Public Service Commission examination row rocked Parliament with leaders protesting against the changed format keeping in view the interest of their states' aspirants, the youth wing of various political parties has been actively participating in the protest on the ground. Members of National Students' Union of...
  • UPSC Round Table: Does the CSAT need a review? August 9, 2014

    As the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants continue their protests against the the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), we discuss if the exam needs to be reviewed and whether it is well equipped to select the best bureaucrats for the country. ...
  • Allparty meet on UPSC exam row after August 24: Centre August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid opposition demands for an allparty meeting during the current session of Parliament to solve the UPSC exam row, government on Friday said it is serious on the issue and the meeting will be convened after the civil services examination scheduled on August 24. "I...
  • TMC's Derek O'Brien suggests solutions for the UPSC CSAT row August 7, 2014

    A group of Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against rural, humanities, Hindi and regional language students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test paper of the preliminary stage. The issue has led to protests even in Parliament with the Centre forced to...
  • Government calls allparty meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an allparty meet on the UPS CSAT issue as there has been stiff opposition to the Centre's stand on it. Members of the Left, SP and BSP staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday opposing the government's stand on UPSC. Sources say...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • Discussion on UPSC CSAT likely in Parliament today August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may allow discussion on the UPSC CSAT issue in Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition has been demanding clarity on the government's stand after it announced that the English Aptitude test marks will not count. This decision was met with severe opposition. Parties from the Hindi heartland...
  • Delhi: UPSC aspirants allege police restrictions August 5, 2014

    New Delhi:Scores of UPSC aspirants, who are staging protest at Jantar Mantar against CSAT, on Tuesday alleged that police have held most of the students "hostage" in Mukherjee Nagar area and are not allowing them to participate in the demonstrations. "We are planning to widen our protest against the current CSAT...
  • The UPSC CSAT controversy: Have we diagnosed the symptoms rightly? August 5, 2014

    The controversies surrounding the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) are refusing to die down as multitrack factors that have been simmering for long, have come to the fore. The format of the examination is now being challenged, the alleged advantage to those who have had the benefit of pursuing a...
  • Centre ready for a discussion on UPSC CSAT issue, say sources August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Hoping to end the row over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, the Centre has agreed to take up the issue for discussion. There has been high drama in and out of Parliament over the issue with opposition parties demanding clarity from the Centre...
  • BJP blames UPA for UPSC CSAT row, says Centre's decision well thought August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The deadlock over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test continues with political parties indulging in blame game over the issue. While the opposition parties are demanding clarity over the Centre's stand on the issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party has blamed the Congress and the...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Uproar continues in Parliament, Opposition demands clarity on Centre's stand August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's challenge to bring an end to the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service (UPSC) row is far from over. Opposition parties including the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPM, AIADMK, DMK have demanded clarity on Centre's stand over the issue. A notice has been given for...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Is government bending to regional pressure? August 4, 2014

    With an unrelenting agitation to scrap the UPSC CSAT exam by civil service aspirants, the government on Monday decided that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test will not be included in preparing the merit list. However, opposition parties raised objections in Rajya Sabha...
  • Modi meets Rajnath Singh and Jitendra Singh to tackle UPSC CSAT row August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on UPSC CSAT row after coming back from his twoday visit to Nepal. The Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in...
  • English language skills marks should not be included in merit, says Government August 4, 2014

    The Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre following the massive protests by Civil Services aspirants and Parliamentarians who have accused the UPSC of bias against those from rural, Hindi and regional...
  • News 360: English language skills marks should not be included in merit, says Centre August 4, 2014

    In a major development to end the row over the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, the Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre following the...
  • Centre says UPSC CSAT made 'language neutral', Opposition sees red August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test would not be included in preparing the merit list but the opposition continued to raise objections, alleging discrimination against regional languages. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh...
  • English won't count in UPSC: Is government giving in to regional pressure? August 4, 2014

    In a major development to end the row over the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, the Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre following the...
  • Protesting aspirants reject Centre's plan, want UPSC CSAT scrapped August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Centre on Monday came up with the proposal that marks of English language skills in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test should not be included in merit in a bid to defuse the protest, a section of the agitating aspirants rejected the...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre says English language skills marks should not be included in merit August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major development to end the row over the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, the Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre...
  • Government to take a final call on UPSC row after Narendra Modi's return from Nepal August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government held marathon meetings on Sunday to find a solution to the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met party President Amit Shah at Gujarat Bhawan in...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre assures quick action, asks aspirants to maintain calm August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Saturday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test paper row. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ram Madhav and Jagat Prakash Nadda were also present at the meeting. "It will take some...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Police removes NSUI members protesting outside Rajnath Singh's residence August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The police on Saturday removed members of the National Students' Union of India, who were protesting outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital against the change in the format of the Union Public Service Commission examination. They also shouted slogans against the alleged police action against...
  • UPSC CSAT row: NSUI members to protest outside Rajnath Singh's residence today August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Members of the National Students' Union of India will protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital on Saturday over the Union Public Service Commission CSAT examination row. In a setback to the protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has recommended...
  • Centre faces the heat; panel says no change in UPSC CSAT needed August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has recommended that no change should be made in the Civil Service Aptitude Test as it is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with. According to sources, the committee has...