The Central Government on Thursday clarified that there is no proposal to remove the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the Civil Services Examination (CSE). The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts civil service examination in the country. It has three stages – primary, principal and interview. Through these examinations, officers are selected for some other posts in the country including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
CSAT is part of the primary phase of the civil service. A written question was asked in Rajya Sabha whether the Government has any proposal to remove the CSAT for the Civil Services Examination. In response, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said, "No". Asked if the government was going to change the civil service examination system, which included psychological testing in place of interviews, Singh replied in the negative.
In response to another question, Singh told the Upper House that the National Examination Agency (NTA), which conducts entrance examinations for admission or fellowship in higher educational institutions, has informed that there is no entrance examination which has one year of its registration. Even after the operation has not been done.
He said that due to the state of Kovid-19 epidemic, there has been a delay in announcing the results of Tier 3 of the Combined Graduate Level Examination-2018. However, every effort is being made to complete the process of declaration of results as soon as possible.
He said, "Due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, the time schedule for notification of examinations for the year 2020 has not been maintained since April 2020."
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