Complaint against the CSAT Examination Pattern
Representations have been received from various quarters regarding inclusion of a question section on “English Language Comprehension Skill” in Paper II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. There were also reports about some discrepancies in the translated version of question papers from English to Hindi in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014. The Government has taken a decision vide its notification dated 16.08.2014 that in Paper II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, the marks of the question-section on “English Language comprehension skills” is not to be included for gradation or merit in CSE 2014.
Further, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. Puroshottam Agrawal to look into various issues relating to the Hindi translation in Bilingual Question Papers. The committee has submitted its report on 17.9.2014 to UPSC suggesting various measures to make Hindi translation user friendly.
This was stated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in a written reply to Shri Pankaj Bora in Rajya Sabha today.