After the UPSC   that withdrawing the Civil Services Aptitude Test or CSAT paper or making changes to it can invite litigations, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has decided to go ahead with conducting the UP provincial civil services preliminary examination today – on August 3, 2014 as had been announced earlier. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

Candidates appearing for the Provincial Civil Services Exam today will have to take the CSAT paper too. It seems that the public service commission is determined to play ostrich to the that have rocked the Parliament. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

The UP Government has already asked the Centre to re-think about the decision to make CSAT mandatory for the UPPSC exam. But the final decision rests in the hand of the UPSC who thinks that the private IAS coaching institutes nexus is fuelling the students’ protests and there is no scientific reason to say that the CSAT is biased against students of Hindi belt or candidates from regional language backgrounds. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

Students are protesting against poor translation of questions from English to Hindi which often changes literal meaning of words and think that the CSAT needs to be scrapped. UPSC is all set to conduct the Civil Service Examination Preliminary (prelims) exam on the date it has been scheduled – August 24, 2014.

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