Amid the much hue and cry over the CSAT controversy, the Civil Service preliminary examination was held across the country. The PT examination of two papers I and II for the two hours began today at many centers in the country.
According to sources, about nine lakh students have applied for the examination which is being held at various centres across the country.
Sources claims that the Paper II 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 X level).
Although a group of students have opposed the examination pattern for the new syllabus and they have threatened that they will oppose the move.
Needless to say, the prestigious Civil Services examination is conducted in three stages--preliminary, main and interview-- by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to select IAS, IFS and IPS officers among others.
Hearing an eleventh-hour petition filed by a group of protesting students, the Supreme Court had yesterday declined to postpone today's preliminary examination.