C-Sat Controversy-My Views
Candidates' grouses against C-Sat:
1. Inappropriate and incomprehensible translation of questions.
The level of translation is pretty bad, the candidates blame it on Google translate. Am not sure of it but someone is definitely at fault. Solution is to provide comprehension passages and questions written in Hindi, not translated from English.
2. The logical and reasoning sections of C-Sat are detrimental to the success rate of Hindi medium, Humanities and rural background candidates, rather C-Sat provides undue advantage to the candidates with engineering, medical and management backgrounds. Hence C-Sat must be scrapped altogether.
I am sure, majority of the civil services aspirants would also be appearing in Bank PO, SSB, Teacher recruitment tests and other such exams where English, quantitative, qualitative, logical and reasoning sections are an integral part. Then, how can anyone claim incapability in attempting such questions and demand that UPSC should immediately scrap C-Sat?
Can any candidate who has been preparing for Civil services exams for years, say honestly that he/she has never consulted any reference book in English? Is all the subject material required for an in depth study of optional subjects for the Main Exam available in Hindi only? And moreover, anyone who is capable of burning the midnight oil for 2-3-4-5 years for the subject papers can surely devote some hours to the aptitude test questions too. UPSC has increased the age limit and also the number of chances for all categories of candidates thereby giving them adequate time for preparation. All of them, now, need to display a logical and rational attitude and accept C-Sat gracefully, instead of sitting on dharna and doing unreasonable protests, wasting precious man hours of Police, Administration, Parliament and above all, their own.
The govt and other authorities are trying their best to find a way out of this mess, ASAP.
What're your thoughts on this issue, friends?