Decision on UPSC row at appropriate time: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Aug 2: The government will share its decision on the row over the civil service entrance examination at an “appropriate time”, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Officer Jitendra Singh said on Saturday. ”At an appropriate time, the government will share whatever the decisions are,” Jitendra Singh told reporters after meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader J.P. Nadda said the Narendra Modi government is serious about solving the issue. ”Government is seriously looking into the concerns raised by the students. Government and the party are together trying to solve the issue,” he said.

“I also appeal to the students to maintain calm, a decision will be taken as soon as possible,” he said. The aspirants for the examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), have been demanding the aptitude test (CSAT-II) be scrapped as they term it discriminatory to those from Hindi-speaking states as well as humanities students.

The CSAT-II paper in the UPSC preliminary exam carries questions on comprehension, interpersonal skills including communication skills, logical reasoning and analytical ability, decision-making and problem-solving, general mental ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension skills (of Class 10 level).