Examinations

  • Rape-cheating case: Rail Minister's son Karthik Gowda appears before investigating officer 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The son of Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda, Karthik Gowda has finally made an appearance before the investigation officer on Friday in the alleged rape and cheating case against him. Karthik is likely to record his statement later on Friday. Karthik has undergone a medical examination in Bangalore. The sessions court...
  • HC pulls up Maharashtra government for load shedding at HSC, SSC Exam centres September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra government for its apathy towards students due to load-shedding at Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centres in schools across the state. "Why is there no load-shedding during festivals? Why power failures at HSC and SSC examination centres?...
  • SC directs medical examination of Asaram Bapu August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe headaches to those afflicted with the condition. Asaram, 72, is presently in jail after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint on August 20, 2013...
  • UP govt to install CCTVs to check cheating in board exams August 13, 2014

    With a view to effectively check copying in UP secondary education board examination in the state, Uttar Pradesh government would install CCTV cameras at all the examination centres and government colleges. The Secondary Eduation Minister Mehboob Ali, in a meeting with senior officials of his department including district inspectors of schools...
  • 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...
  • Teachers' exam scam: RPSC clerk's house raided, carbon copies of answer-sheets seized August 4, 2014

    Sleuths of Rajasthan Police's Special Operation Group on Sunday raided the house of a senior clerk of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and seized carbon copies of several 'optical mark reader' (OMR) answer sheets of Senior Teacher Grade-II Competition Exam-2014. Prakash Parcha attached with the legal cell of RPSC has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: UPSC protests turn ugly, aspirants to march to Parliament today July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The vehement protests by Union Public Service Commission aspirants demanding the scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is likely to reach Parliament on Friday. After an evening of high drama in the national capital where over 20 students were arrested during their protests, the demonstrators said that they...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • UPSC row hits Parliament, government assures no student will be discriminated July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: 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 made a statement in the Lok Sabha assuring that no aspirant will discriminated because of language. However,...
  • 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. ...
  • Government urges UPSC to postpone Civil Services Preliminary Examination July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The government said that the exams should be postponed till there is clarity on the syllabus. Students have been protesting against the exam saying there is a need to change the second...
  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' July 4, 2014

    Dean of the Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, allegedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his official residence this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Dr DK Shakalye, was alone at home at the time as his wife was out for a morning walk, Garha police...
  • Congress to stage a protest rally against MP CM Chouhan July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing heat from the opposition over his alleged involvement in the State Public Service Commission scam. Congress is set to stage a massive protest rally against Chouhan on Monday. Oppostion is also likely to take up the matter in MP assembly...
  • CBI arrests 13 candidates for Railway exam paper leak June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI sleuths on Sunday arrested 13 candidates for the Assistant Railway Loco Pilot Examination even as it claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in leaking the question paper for the test. According to a CBI spokesperson, an FIR has been registered for criminal conspiracy and cheating under...
  • Congress demands independent probe in MP exam scam June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded an independent investigation under the auspices of the apex court into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. The scam is related to recruitment in various government jobs. "We demand a thorough, independent and completely dispassionate investigation into the MP exam scam with a time...
  • Rajnath Singh rules out replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan June 27, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway. "There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is any...
  • Student caught cheating in exam with bluetooth device June 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A first-year graduation student in West Bengal's Birbhum district was caught cheating with a bluetooth device concealed in a seemingly innocuous wig. The mass of fake curly hair was worn by Mohd. Saif - the examinee - for two consecutive days of the examination schedule. However, his luck ran out on...
  • Boy rapes married woman, arrested June 23, 2014

    A married woman was allegedly raped by a youth when she was alone at her home at a village in Gobardhanpur police station area of Mathura, police said. The incident took place at Mehrauli village on Saturday evening. The accused, identified as Bantu, allegedly barged into the woman's house and raped...
  • China says 127 students hired others for taking their exam June 19, 2014

    Beijing: At least 127 test-takers in a Chinese province hired other people to take the country's all-important college entrance exam on their behalf, the provincial college admission office said. The Higher Education Admission Office of the central Henan province promised a full investigation into the scam after state broadcaster China...
  • Jessica Lal killer Manu Sharma gets 15-day parole for exams June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has allowed 15 days parole for Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma. Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, who is undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lal in 1999 had sought parole to appear for his post-graduation exams in Human Rights and to...
  • Rajasthan's Gaurav Agrawal tops UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013, 1122 candidates clear it June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Gaurav Agrawal has secured the first rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2013. The results were declared on Thursday with Delhi-based Munish Sharma coming second and Rachit Raj third. This is the first time in four years that a male candidate has topped the...
  • Case registered against student for leaking RGPV examination paper June 11, 2014

    A case has been registered against an engineering college student for allegedly leaking Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) examination paper on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, a police officer said on Wednesday. The case was registered against the student Rahul Sharma, based on a complaint by a private engineering college's senior...
  • Committee set up to probe anomalies in Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test June 9, 2014

    The Rajasthan government has constituted a four-member committee to probe into the complaints of irregularities in Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT)-2014, an official statement said. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced the setting up of the committee last night after meeting scores of annoyed RPMT candidates who protested outside the CM's residence in...
  • Sambhal: Boy rapes 15-year-old girl at gun-point, booked June 4, 2014

    A 15-year-old girl was raped at gun-point by a youth in Firozpur village, police said. "The victim was working near an agricultural field when a youth identified as Kasim of the same village raped her at gun point," said Circle officer Jagvir Singh Atri. A case has been registered against the accused...