Following protests, the government had announced that marks for the English section questions would not be considered for gradation or merit.
The Constitution accords as much primacy to linguistic minorities as it does to religious minorities.
Various organisations and pressure groups, including the ABVP and NSUI, had earlier led protests to demand scrapping of the C-SAT paper.
According to protesters, the government’s decision on English section in Paper II in Civil Services exam has served no purpose.
A total of 4,51,602 candidates took the examination at 2,137 centres in 59 cities.
UPSC: The first paper began at 9:30 AM and there was no report of any protest outside any examination centre.
SC says no bias or prejudice is likely to be caused to non-urban UPSC aspirants since syllabus remains the same.
CSAT questions address students from urban and privileged backgrounds.
Govt clarifies that even if a candidate attempts the questions they will not count towards gradation.
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The CSAT is not unfair. Class 10-level skills are not too much to ask for
K R Naidu, deputy Commissioner (Planning) of the Transport department, addressed to the managing director of DMRC read.
Why not add another compulsory ‘vernacular’ language component to the CSAT?
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Batra had resulted in the pulping of American scholar Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism.