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Civil Services 2011 candidates to get extra chance this year

A large group of students had in July last year protested against the pattern of civil services examination conducted by UPSC.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 14, 2015 3:00:47 am
upsc exam protest, civil service exam protest, upsc exam, student protest, student mukherjee nagar, delhi student protest, delhi upsc protest, india news, delhi news Protesters at Mukherjee Nagar. Those who sat for the exam lost two months of study time. (Source: Express archive)

The government Wednesday decided to continue with the controversial aptitude test in the civil services preliminary examination, saying it remains a qualifying paper with 33 per cent as the pass mark.

The Centre further said that “an expert committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Civil Services Examination”.

READ: No change in UPSC prelims pattern; aptitude test to stay with 33 per cent qualifying marks

“Till such time the government takes decision on the recommendation of the above committee, the general studies Paper-II (CSAT) in the
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33 per cent,” the Department of Personnel and Training said in a statement.

The government also said  the “English Language comprehension skill portion from the general studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination” will continue to remain excluded from gradation. A controversy had erupted in July last year over the pattern of civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) as students demanding change in the Paper II had took to the streets in protest.


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