New updates and information regarding various exams keep coming in. The latest update is regarding the civil services aptitude test (CSAT) for the civil services examination. The same has been informed by the government. These exams are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year.
These exams are primarily conducted in three steps which include the preliminary, the main exam, and finally an interview. Through these exams, the officers will be selected for various posts like that of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), etc.
The CSAT is a part of the first stage of the exams and the same has been clarified by the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh when asked if there are plans to drop the tests. As a response, he went on to deny the same and also added that there is not going to be any change in the way the civil services examination and that the interviews will not be replaced by a psychological test.
Meanwhile, in yet another reply, the minister also went on to clarify that there is no such test that is not conducted a year after the registration with National Testing Agency. NTA is responsible for entrance exams to admissions and fellowships across various higher educational institutions.
In addition, the minister also went on to say that given the Coronavirus pandemic, the schedule for the 2020 examinations has not been maintained post the month of April this year. However, he did add that there are constant efforts being made to declare the results for Tier-III of Combine Graduate Level Examination – 2018.