Major decisions has been taken by centre on Monday in view of on-going protests against CSAT in UPSC – 2014. Government announced in parliament that :
1. English marks in CSAT-II will not be included for gradation or merit.
2. The government also announced that candidates who took the 2011 UPSC exam will get another chance to appear for the exam next year 2015.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said :
“Government is of the opinion that in the Civil Services Preliminary examination, Paper-II, the marks of the question section on ‘English Language comprehension skills’ should not be included for gradation or merit,”
Status of Exam (24th August 2014) as of now :
The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC), meanwhile, said the civil services preliminary exams will be held as scheduled on August 24 incorporating the changes even as the government refused to yield to the demand of the civil service aspirants for doing away with Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).
Stand of Aspirants :
The aspirants, who also demanded postponement of the exams, shifted their protests to Jantar Mantar from Mukherjee Nagar in north Delhi where they have been agitating for the last 25 days.
It is still to be seen if the move is acceptable to the UPSC as well as protesting aspirants.