Govt Is Not Going To Drop Aptitude Test From Civil Services Exam: Jitendra Singh


New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday said that there is no plan to drop the civil services aptitude test (CSAT) from the civil services examination. The CSAT is part of the civil services preliminary exam.

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on a query on the plans to drop the CSAT.

He also answered a question about whether the central government is going to change the pattern of the UPSC civil services examination and replacement of interviews with a psychological test.

There is no such test which has not been conducted even after one year of its registration by the National Testing Agency (NTA), said the minister in his reply.

“National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher education institutions, has informed that there is no such entrance exam which has not been conducted even after one year of registration for the same,” Singh said, quoted by The Times Of India as saying.

He further said, “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the declaration of the results of Tier-III of Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2018 has been delayed. However, every effort is being made to complete the process of declaration of result at the earliest.”

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