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Civil Services Aspirants Protested for Scrapping the Aptitude Test

Jun 30, 2014 18:13 IST

    The aspirants of civil services examination with their demands for scrapping of the Aptitude Test (CSAT), which is the first level exam or Preliminary test to the highly competitive UPSC examination, held a protest in north Delhi's Civil Lines area on 27 June 2014.

    On Friday, UPSC aspirants staged protest in front of the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Their demand was to approve a four-year age relaxation for appearing in the tough examinations for the Civil services.

    The protest disrupted the normal operation of metro stations i.e Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Race Course Road and Udyog Bhawan.

    The Preliminary examination i.e. UPSC CSAT consist    s 2 mandatory papers of 200 marks containing objective questions, each paper is to be attempted in 2 hours.

    Those who qualify preliminary CSAT Written examination get short-listed to appear for the Main Examination, which consists of 7 papers.

    This year the Civil Services Preliminary examination is to be conducted on August 24. The last date for receiving application is 30 June.

    This year onwards, candidates are allowed to receive 2 additional attempts and even sitting for Civil Service Preliminary examinations will be considered as having attempted the Civil Services examination overall.

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