UPSC has finally released the admit cards to the aspirants for the IAS preliminary exams. The exam is scheduled to be held on 24 August 2014. The release of the admit card was in midst of various violent protests by the hundreds of civil service aspirants who clashed with the police, injuring 15 of them. About 700 students were found protesting at Mukherjee Nagar in North Delhi on 24 July, soon after the admit cards was released.
The protest all started, when students demanded change in the exam pattern of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). They claimed that the question paper was formed giving importance to the English comprehension questions, bringing difficulty for Hindi and the other regional language candidates to crack the exam. Thus, the students demanded the Commission to scrap the exam or change in the second paper that consists of English comprehension part.
Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help, regarding the issue. After the meeting, Mr Singh assured that the government is looking into the matter and they will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days. He more added that there will not be any injustice to any aspirant, especially on the grounds of language. The Minister requested the students to stay calm and quiet and wait for the decision of the government.