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UPSC aspirants protest outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence over format change

The aspirants are protesting against the structural and content changes made in the UPSC examination pattern. (File photo: PTI) The aspirants are protesting against the structural and content changes made in the UPSC examination pattern. (File photo: PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: January 30, 2014 10:26 am | Updated: January 30, 2014 11:06 am

A disgruntled mob of UPSC aspirants has gathered outside the residence of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi since Wednesday morning. The aspirants are protesting against the structural and content changes made in the UPSC examination pattern.

Aspirants are alleging the the changes announced by the UPSC in 2013 has given them a very short notice to prepare and also the changes are discriminatory against the students from rural areas.

Protesting aspirants have refused to leave the premises unless their demand is met. Rahul Gandhi, however, has not met them as of yet.

The aspirants are demanding that they be given age relaxation and a chance for fresh three attempts.

According to present norms a general category student is given four, an OBC student seven and there is no restriction on the number of attempst for an SC/ST student till the age of 35.

The recent changes made by the UPSC have excluded foreign languages from its course, which is liable to affect many students who opted it as one of the subject in UPSC exams. Interestingly, many of these foreign languages are taught in more than 20 Indian Universities.

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