As per the notification provided by the government, the upper age limit for general category will be 26, down from 30, for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 28 from 33 and for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories it will be brought down to 29 from 35.
“Our government had to keep in mind the interest of the students. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a considered view on the subject. We feel that the compulsory English examination has no utility or purpose,” a top government official told the Economic Times.
As per Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions, “Government will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days,” reported NDTV. Singh, as per earlier reports, was in favor of postponing the preliminary exam in light of the demands of the students.
Center asks UPSC to postpone Civil Services Exam Till Exam Pattern and Syllabus are Fixed. The Central government has urged the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) to postpone the CSAT test until a consensus is reached on the exam pattern and syllabus.