Students protest to scrap Aptitude test for UPSC civil services


  The protest was held at north Delhi’s Civil Lines area on Friday, June 27 by the students, who are Civil Service aspirants demanding scrapping of the Aptitude Test (CSAT), the preliminary level to one of the toughest examination in India (UPSC).

The protests led to the shutting down of four metro stations i.e Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Race Course Road and Udyog Bhawan.

The Police department takes action-

A DMRC spokesperson informed that the police was anticipating the protesters to reach till Rajghat and Prime Minister’s residence, the police asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prohibit the entry and exit from the four metro stations till they receive any further notice.

There was one protest earlier made, last week by the aspirants at the outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding a four-year age relaxation for appearing in the examinations of these services.

Paper Pattern of UPSC CSAT-

UPSC CSAT comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. The questions will be multiple choice, objective-type.

The main examination is only for candidates who have been shortlisted through the Preliminary CSAT Written Examination. This exam consists of seven papers.

The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the Civil Services Preliminary exam 2014 on 24th August.

The last date for application is June 30.

 From the Civil Services examination onwards, candidates will receive two additional attempts, although even attempting Civil Services Preliminary exam will be considered as having attempted the Civil Services examination overall.  


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