UPSC

  • 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 September 8, 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. ...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post July 28, 2014

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • 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. ...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is there a bias against Hindi speakers in civil services exams? July 16, 2014

    After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. ...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • Is there an English bias in the civil services exam? July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. CNN-IBN asks UPSC aspirants from across the country for their views over the...
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test: Government intervenes after a week of protests July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. ...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • FTN: Youth commits suicide after UPSC result: Is the IAS still the dream of rural and small town India? May 15, 2013

    An IAS aspirant committed suicide in Bangalore on Friday, upset over a "mix-up" in the Civil Services Examinations results list. ...
  • News 360: Manmohan Singh will be PM till 2014, says Congress May 13, 2013

    Sources said on Monday that a section within the Congress wanted Manmohan Singh replaced as PM before Parliament's monsoon session. ...
  • Is UPSC responsible for IAS aspirant Manjunath's death? May 13, 2013

    Did a roll number mix up lead a civil services aspirant to commit suicide? The UPSC, which runs the exams, has denied the allegation and has said IAS aspirant Manjunath never made it through the preliminary test. A 24-year-old IAS aspirant Manjunath committed suicide on Friday in Bangalore after a...
  • First rank is a mix of luck, hard work: Civil Services Exam topper May 4, 2013

    For the third consecutive year, a girl Haritha V Kumar has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2012. ...
  • News 360: India hits back at Pak for passing resolution on Afzal's hanging March 15, 2013

    A day after Pakistan parliament passed a resolution on Afzal Guru's hanging, Parliament in India also passed a resolution in return condeming Pakistan's move saying Islamabad should not interfere in Delhi's internal matters. India also put on hold next month's hockey series with Pakistan on hold. ...
  • Many affected by the new UPSC exam rules, say it's 'unfair' March 13, 2013

    There is controversy over the change in the UPSC civil services exam. English test marks will now be included and only those who have graduated in a regional language can write the paper in that language. CNN-IBN spoke to those affected. ...
  • FTN: Is it right to give English an advantage in the new IAS exams? March 12, 2013

    Which language should candidates be allowed to take the IAS and IPS exams? Only in English and Hindi or also in their mother tongue and other languages. A new expert commitee of the UPSC has recommended that the civil services examinations be taken only in English and Hindi. Politicians say...
  • Govt service still an attractive career option: UPSC topper May 4, 2012

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Shena Aggarwal said there is no success formula to crack UPSC Civil Services exams. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 12, 2011

    Watch the top news stories of the day on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: UPSC topper S Divyadarshini May 11, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to the topper of Civil Services Examination 2010 S Divyadarshini - the Newsmaker of the day. ...
  • At 24, Jharkhand boy clears UPSC May 24, 2010

    Indrajit, a son of a farmer fought against all odds to achieve and fulfill his childhood dream. ...
  • IAS topper comes home amidst hugs, cheers May 7, 2010

    Hugs and kisses... almonds and flowers rained of IAS topper Shah Faisal as he arrived at his home in Srinagar. Faisal's father, a teacher, was killed by militants 8 years back... But he has now overcome that tragedy to emerge triumphant. ...
  • Feeling honoured, privileged: UPSC topper May 7, 2010

    Shah Faesal..an MBBS degree holder.., managed to do this in his very first crack at the UPSC tests. The second and third place were secured by alumni from Delhi IIT and Jawaharlal Nehru University . For Faisal making it to the civil servies was not easy.. he lost...