According to protestors, the newly-introduced CSAT has degraded the value of India’s toughest examination. Asserting that the introduction of CSAT is like playing with the future of UPSC aspirants, they claimed that it has created a condition of partiality for the candidates of Hindi medium.

Some of the aspirants also met the Home Minister and presented their demand before him.

Meanwhile, the police personnel were deployed on duty in adequate numbers to ensure that the situation does not turn ugly during the protest.

This is the second protest outside the Home Minister’s residence. The UPSC aspirants had last month staged a similar protest outside the Home Minister’s house demanding a four-year age relaxation for appearing in the examination.

Earlier on June 28, over 200 civil services aspirants protested near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s house against the changes made in their examination pattern.

The Civil Services Aptitude Tests, which was introduced in 2011, is the preliminary-level examination which intends to focus on analytical abilities and understanding rather than the ability to memorize. It is under controversy since its inception with the Hindi medium students claiming that this will lead to biased results and benefit those belonging to the English medium.


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