Civil Services

  • Candidates for Civil Services prelims cannot attend foundation course: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS and IPS among others and are also appearing for this year's civil services preliminary examination cannot attend Foundation Course, the government has said. A candidate has to attend a Foundation Course after his or her selection in the civil services. Candidates who have...
  • English marks will not be included for gradation, UPSC tells aspirants 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • FDI, UPSC CSAT rock Parliament, TMC, BSP demand discussion August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament was on Thursday rocked by the UPSC CSAT and FDI issues with the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Trinamool Congress demanding discussion on both the issues. While the UPSC CSAT issue still remains without a solution, the TMC raised objections to the government increase FDI in defence...
  • Government calls all-party meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an all-party 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 multi-track 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 two-day 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...
  • 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...
  • CSAT row: Centre says english marks not to be added in merit, aspirants still unhappy August 4, 2014

    The Union government’s decision of excluding English language skills marks in Civil Services exams has not gone down very well with the aspirants in Uttar Pradesh. They said they want the controversial Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) to be scrapped completely or translation simplified failing which the protests would continue. “Government...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi calls meet on UPSC language row today August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With no solution in sight to the row over the Civil Services Preliminary exam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a meeting once he returns from Nepal, to resolve the matter. Home Minster Rajnath Singh and MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh will be present at the meeting. The...
  • Arvind Verma panel says UPSC CSAT scientific, shouldn't be tinkered with: Sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major jolt to protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee has recommended status quo vis a vis Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Preliminary Examination, sources said on Friday. According to the committee the Civil Service Aptitude Test is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with,...
  • Final decision on UPSC CSAT row by next week: Government sources August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will need three-four days to study the Arvind Verma report on Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination and reach a conclusion soon. Government sources say that the final decision on the controversy surrounding UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be taken by next...
  • Why protests against UPSC CSAT have failed to gather steam August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though several Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against regional and rural background students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the preliminary examination, the agitation after a few days of high has failed to make a...
  • UPSC protests hit Parliament, MPs object to aspirants being lathicharged July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Protests over the Civil Services Aptitude Test rocked Parliament on Thursday. In the Lok Sabha, Samajwadi Party, Congress and BJD MPs objected to UPSC aspirants being lathicharged in Delhi on Wednesday night. Some BJP MPs also objected to the incident. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had to intervene...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests by aspirants loses steam, police remove stage July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the protests by Union Public Service Commission Civil Service aspirants turned violent on Wednesday night at Mukherjee Nagar in the national capital, the police force took some measures so as to avoid any unfortunate incident. A senior police official on the condition of anonymity said that only preventive...
  • UPSC protest on, government advises aspirants to stay calm July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Tuesday continued their protest here demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the entrance examination. The government advised the aspirants to maintain calm. The protestors gathered outside the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) office in central Delhi and raised slogans against the former...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Modi seeking CSAT review July 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The Chief Minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: There may be some relief in sight for the UPSC aspirants protesting against the language bias in the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is of the view that the UPSC preliminary examination dates should be postponed if the pattern is changed. Sources say...
  • UPSC aspirants burn admit cards, detained; Centre mulls solutions July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission language bias protests intensified on Monday over the Civil Services Aptitude Test as aspirants burned their admit cards outside the UPSC Bhavan in the capital. The protestors have been detained after they burned their admit cards. The protests continue even as MoS Personnel...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi, seek his support July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As protests continue in the capital over the Civil Services exam, a delegation of the UPSC aspirants met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against non-English speakers. "We met...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants' exam preparation marred by protests July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As protests against the Civil Services Aptitude Test refuse to die down, several aspirants are unsure about the fate of the exam. It's been days since admit cards were issued for the UPSC preliminary exam. The students who should've been preparing are instead on the streets, protesting against...
  • What the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test controversy is all about July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Preliminary Examination, which is the first step towards joining the top echelons of bureaucracy, has taken an ugly turn with the issue being diverted to the linguistic fight. The structure of the CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is the...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • Watch: UPSC aspirants intensify protests against language bias July 26, 2014

    UPSC aspirants have rejected the government's attempt to buy time and have demanded scrapping of the current format of Civil Services Aptitude Test. UPSC aspirants protested outside the RSS office on Saturday as well as in Mukherjee Nagar in the capital. NSUI students also protested at Jantar Mantar. ...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants reject government's attempt to buy time July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission aspirants have rejected the government's attempt to buy time. They are demanding scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test. The government was forced to make a statement in Parliament on Friday, saying that the issue will be resolved in...
  • UPSC CSAT row escalates, aspirants detained, MPs raise issue in Parliament July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Several Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants protesting against the alleged language bias in the CSAT paper were detained by Delhi Police on Friday when they were marching towards Parliament. The aspirants were detained from near Rail Bhawan in central Delhi and taken to the Parliament...