The aspirants of Indian Civil Services, for which the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts one of the most difficult exams in India, have again staged protests on 13 July 2014 in Delhi, and demanded to do away with the Civil Services Aptitude Tests (C-SAT).
The protests were demonstrated in front of the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh early at 9 AM, for the elimination of the C-SAT- a preliminary-level examination, since they have problems with the recently introduced CSAT, revised and implemented in 2011.
As per the reports of PTI, the protestors are against the C-SAT and they believe that the newly launched pattern has degraded the value of the Hindi Medium aspirants for India's toughest civil examination. The protestors also asserted that the implementation of CSAT might put the future of UPSC aspirants at stake since as per them the new introduction in exam has created a state of prejudice for those who are comfortable in writing exam in Hindi medium.
The slogans to do justice were raised in groups, in front of Union Minister’s house, and the mob shouted slogans against the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Some students also sat for indefinite hunger strike at Mukherjee Nagar area, till their demand is not considered, as told by a protestor. Their other demands included a four-year relaxation in age for appearing in these examinations.
Seeing the protests, a four-member delegation of aspirants were allowed to meet Singh where they talked about the issue and requested Singh to look into the matter.
A couple of weeks back, on 27 June 2014, more than 200 civil services aspirants staged protests near Prime Minister’s house and raised the issue they have with the changes made in the Civil services examination pattern by UPSC.