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The English essay paper of 100 marks in the 2013 Civil Services Main Examination, which raised a nation-wide controversy, has been dropped and the earlier practice of two qualifying papers in any Indian language and English restored, government said
Central Government is seriously considering to make proficiency test in English, which was recently made a compulsory subject which was used to be just an eligibility test. SP, RJD, Left Parties, Akali Dal,
English language a requirement for IAS aspirants has been put on hold. Kalyan Sundaram, a former civil servant, gives an overview of the main exam and the changes which were proposed recently. The Indian Civil Services, long considered as the steel
DMK and BJP, forcing it on Friday to keep a notification in this regard in abeyance. Earlier, the English test paper was only qualifying in nature and its marks were not added for selecting the candidate. Queen's language and its marks may also not
This is perceived as discriminatory by non-English medium students. The rule says: Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except Section 2 of the Paper-I (English comprehension and English precis) in English or Hindi. If
New Delhi, March 15, 2013 The Centre will keep in abeyance the Union Public Service Commission's March 5 notification making proficiency in English a requirement for IAS aspirants and maintain status quo ante, Minister of State for Personnel and
30 am on Friday amid uproar over Pakistan passing a resolution against the hanging of Afzal Guru. As soon as the lower House met for the day, opposition BJP demanded that the government take action against Pakistan for interfering in India's affairs.
Commission's circular to count marks of the English optional subject will prove to be detrimental to the prospects of those candidates hailing from rural and regional background in the Hindi heartland and other regions," Modi said in a statement...
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said they appeared "to be calculated to bias the system against Civil Service aspirants from non-Hindi speaking regions"...Referring to the changes, she said the new stipulation that the Main Examination
As political parties continue to hit out at the government for making marks in English count in the Civil Services Examination, there is evidence that the new rule might protect students not well versed in English rather than harm their prospects...