No plan to drop CSAT from civil services exam: Govt

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New Delhi (NVI): The government has said there is no proposal to drop the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the civil services exam pattern.

The Civil Services Exam (CSE) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit officers for Indian Administrative Service( IAS) Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

However, the exams would be conducted in three stages- Preliminary, Main, and Interview round.

As per the reports, “No sir” was the response given by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha to a question on the plans to drop the CSAT.

The Minister said that the government is not planning anything to change the pattern of the UPSC civil services examination yet, including the replacement of interviews with a psychological test.

UPSC will conduct the Civil Services prelims exam on October 4. The examination would be conducted as per the guidelines issued by the commission for IAS exam in this time of the pandemic.

According to the commission, wearing face masks in mandatory for all the candidates who are appearing in the exam. They also need to bring their own sanitizers to the venue to appear for the CSE Prelims.

Meanwhile, UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2020 has been released a week ago. All the candidates will have to reach the exam center at 9.20 am that is 10 minutes prior to the exam begins and in the evening shift, they must reach at 2:20 pm.