The government today said it was taking a sympathetic view of the concerns of the aspirants of the UPSC civil services examinations over the aptitude test introduced by the UPSC in the Preliminary exam and that it would not allow any bias on the basis of language. The government wishes to convey to the members of the House as well as the student aspirants of the civil services exam that the government is fully aware of the issue and is taking a sympathetic view of the same. We wish to convey to them that there will be no bias allowed on the basis of language, a statement tabled by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar in the Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour said. He said the government has constituted a three-member committee to look into grievances of the students and put forward its suggestions. We have written to the committee to expedite the process and furnish its report at the earliest, considering the urgency of the matter, he said. Aspirants of the UPSC recently went for hunger strike protesting against introduction of an aptitude test in the preliminary exams, which they said was biased to those appearing for the exams in English.
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