Civil Services

Testing time

Print edition : August 22, 2014

Civil services aspirants protesting against the CSAT in New Delhi on July 25. The poster in Hindi reads “Why is UPSC giving precedence to English?” Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the PMO, says the government will not allow discrimination against non-English-speaking students. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

In New Delhi, students burn their UPSC admit cards in protest. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Civil services aspirants are determined not to allow the aptitude test of the preliminary examination this year on the grounds that it privileges the English-educated and those with engineering and science backgrounds over those who do not write in English and who have specialised in the humanities.
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