The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has set the examination process in motion late on Wednesday evening after the Government notified the rules for this years Civil Services Preliminary Examination.
Candidates of UPSC Civil Service had to clear to language papers like English and a Regional language. But now, the regional Language paper has been completely discarded. Around 6 to 11% candidates who passed the Preliminary qualifying examination had flunked in the Language papers in the Second Tier examination.
To be very clear, Instead of the final version of the new pattern has discarded one optional subject, a move that would encourage candidates to opt for a subject they had graduated in. There is still a list of languages available for students such as Malayalam, Telugu and Punjabi that students can take as an optional subject.
Moreover, this choice will only be available to those candidates who graduated in the Literature of the same language.
As a result, Shiv Sena is opposing this decision. They say Shiv Sena will disrupt UPSC exams if Marathi is not included.
Yesterday, the workers of Shiv Sena had staged a protest against the new exam pattern introduced by the UPSC and has also warned it would clutter the commission's Exams in the state if its demand to include Marathi in the Syllabus was not met.
Sena leader Gajanan Kirtikar said "Our demand is that students should have been the option of Marathi in the exam. If our demand is not met, we will clutter exams in the state. We will soon meet UPSC officials in Delhi to put forth our demand".