Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC exam

Aspirants demanded the scrapping of the CSAT, terming it discriminatory towards those from Hindi background

The Supreme Court on Saturday rejected a plea for the postponement of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) preliminary examination in the wake of a controversy over the aptitude test.

The bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed a petition, and refused to postpone and reschedule the UPSC examination scheduled for August 24.

Aspirants had last month protested demanding the scrapping of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), terming it discriminatory towards those from Hindi background.

PTI adds:

Nine lakh students are ready to appear in the exam and it cannot be postponed, the court said, adding, “You raised only questions on comprehension part that has already been removed and the defect has been remedied.”

Courtesy:The Hindu

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