Almost a week prior to Centre’s notification of the rules for the Civil Services Examination 2015, the Lok Sabha members have again given fire to the controversy of including regional languages in the Prelims exam. They are trying to revive the demand of students coming from non-English background that the civil services preliminary exam must be conducted in all regional languages.
The protests are being led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav who was also associated with similar student protests last year. The MPs in favour of this motion said it was unfortunate that the government had so far not finalized its stand on the five issues identified by it earlier at an all-party meeting in the year 2014.
Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the question paper for the examination should not be in English and Hindi only but in all regional languages. This demand could find support from South India, but so far only MPS from UP, Bihar and Rajasthan have supported it.
The government does not have much time to decide on the matter as the exam notification date is set at 16th May 2015. The Lok Sabha is in session till 13th May so any decision regarding civil services exam pattern for 2015 is expected before 13th May, 2015.
Candidates appearing for CSE Prelims 2015 are advised to prepare for GS and CSAT exam (especially CSAT for its increasing importance) based on the 2014 pattern as there is little hope of change in the exam pattern in such short time.