No change in the UPSC prelims schedule
With the government announcing the changes in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) which include non-inclusion of English marks in gradation of candidates, the exam schedule of the preliminary exam will be held as scheduled on August 24, 2014.
The government has taken the step despite demands by some protesting aspirants to defer the prelims until the new pattern was adopted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The NDA-led government has announced that one more attempt will be given in the year 2015 to aspirants who had appeared in 2011 civil services examination.
The Varma Committee, which looked into various issues related to this exam, has suggested not to postpone the date of the examination.