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  • SC dismisses plea to postpone UPSC prelim exam scheduled on Sunday 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed the plea of UPSC aspirants seeking a stay on the preliminary entrance examination scheduled on Sunday. This comes in the wake of a recent controversy over the aptitude test. The bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed a petition stating that...
  • UPSC aspirants prepare to boycott prelim exams scheduled on Sunday 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The hardest hit in the UPSC language row has been aspirants preparing for the exam. While many are lagging behind in preparations, some have even decided to boycott the exam and stage a walkout from the examination hall. After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment,...
  • UPSC aspirants seek SC stay on Prelim exam scheduled on Sunday 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Prelim exams scheduled on Sunday. The SC is expected to hear the matter at 11 AM today. "What is the rush in conducting this exam? The changes in the exams were made in a huff. It...
  • HC declines to hear PIL against UPSC's decision on Prelims 23 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to hear a PIL against UPSC's decision asking candidates not to answer questions in English Comprehensive section of the preliminary examination of the civil services to be held on August 24. "Why don't you (a lawyer who is also appearing in the...
  • HC to hear PIL on Friday against UPSC's decision on Prelims Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed to hear tomorrow a PIL against UPSC's recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination to be held on August 24. The public interest litigation was mentioned before a bench of...
  • 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 6 days 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...
  • Youth wing of political parties join hands with aspirants to protest against CSAT 1 week ago

    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...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 10, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing row over language in UPSC civil services examinations, laws against sexual harassment, food condition in Indian Railways. He also talks about the books on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take the UPSC language row August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing language row in UPSC civil services examinations. ...
  • 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. ...
  • All-party meet on UPSC exam row after August 24: Centre August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid opposition demands for an all-party 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...
  • 22 marks have been deleted from the UPSC examination: Venkaiah Naidu August 7, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Venkaiah Naidu said that this year some students are raising the issue based on which a section with 22 marks has been deleted from the UPSC examination. "Let the exam be over and then have in-depth discussion and formulate a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...