SC refuses to postpone UPSC exam

New Delhi, Aug 23: The Supreme Court Saturday rejected a plea for the postponement of the 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 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination scheduled for Aug 24.

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

A bench headed by Justice Dattu heard a Public Interest Litigation, filed by Agnesh Kumar despite the day being a court holiday.

The petitioner had sought an extension of two months for the civil services exam

The petitioner had asked for an extension of two months for the prestigious exam after a huge controversy broke out with students from all over India alleging it to be biased towards the English-speaking people.

The central government appealed to all political parties earlier this month to allow the examination to go ahead smoothly and promised that the matter of ‘bias' would be looked into.


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