The Delhi High Court agreed to hear on Friday a PIL against UPSC`s recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination to be held on August 24.
The marks obtained for questions on English language comprehension skills, asked in second paper of the civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for grading, according to a notification issued by the Centre.
Seeking to defuse the UPSC row that has seen hundreds of civil services aspirants on warpath, the Centre on Monday announced that English marks in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT-II) will not be included for gradation or merit and 2011 candidates may get a second chance to appear for the test next year.
As the Narendra Modi-led government continues to receive flak from different quarters over its directive asking the central government employees to use Hindi while posting tweets or messages on social media, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday stressed on promoting the national language.
An undercover probe found widespread cheating and fraud within the UK`s student visa system which allows about 200,000 foreigners into the country annually, prompting the government to suspend the crucial English language tests.