UPSC

  • Over 16,000 candidates qualify civil services prelims exam 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Over 16,000 candidates have qualified civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the results of which were declared on Tuesday in a record 50-day time. As many as by 4,52,334 candidates appeared for the examination on August 24. "Of these, 16,933 candidates have qualified...
  • UPSC asked to withdraw proforma which demands photographs showing disability from applicants 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In an interim reprieve for the differently abled Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants, the Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disability has directed the commission to withdraw its proforma in which applicants had to provide photographs showing their disability as a proof. The order has been issued...
  • Seek officers' comments before changing services rules: Government September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: All cadre controlling authorities should seek comments from concerned officers on its proposal to change central services rules, the government has said. The government has decided that all the cadre controlling authority of organised Group 'A' service, before referring any proposal for framing or amendment in the service rules,...
  • J&K floods: UPSC shifts NDA, NA exam centre from Srinagar to Jammu September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: All candidates who had opted for Srinagar centre to appear in the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination will now have to take the test from Jammu, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The NDA and NA Examination (II) is scheduled to be held on...
  • Quota for visually impaired: UPSC seeks time on vacancy details September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPSC, which has reserved only two seats for visually impaired candidates in civil services examination, on Wednesday sought more time from the Delhi High Court for furnishing details of vacancies so that the quota for such aspirants can be increased. "The counsel for the UPSC seeks some more...
  • 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...
  • SC dismisses plea to postpone UPSC prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 21, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 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...
  • 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 on 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 22 marks have been deleted from the UPSC examination: Venkaiah Naidu August 7, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, 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 indepth 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 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...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: US pharma firm agrees to provide drugs to Arian for life August 5, 2014

    It is a victory for the CNNIBN and change.org Save Arian campaign and great news for the 12yearold boy Arian who suffers from the rare genetic disorder called Hunter's syndrome. The US pharmaceutical company that manufactures the expensive drug used to treat the disorder has agreed to provide Arian's family...
  • 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...