UPSC aspirants escalate protests against CSAT

New Delhi: The protest against the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at various places, in Delhi, UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for the prestigious examination.

Even without a leader, the aspirants are coming up and voicing their demands to scrap CSAT, which according to them is biased against students from rural and humanities background.

Four aspirants Ajit Kumar Trivedi, Lokpati Tripathi, Mukesh Rai and Ushapati Tripathi are observing fast up to death.

Till 2010, the UPSC preliminary test comprised a General Studies paper and an optional paper. But the pattern was changed in 2011 and Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) was introduced which included two compulsory papers: CSAT-I and CSAT-II.

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