PIB released this update on CSAT under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions today stating that some changes in the prelims patters. They did not mention from when the changes will takes place.

Civil Services Examination

The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination:

• An Expert Committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination.

• Till such time the Government takes decision on the recommendation of the above Committee, the General Studies Paper-II(CSAT) in the Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

• The English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded.

• The above decisions are incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015.

The notification will be released soon ,till then do not waste time chasing rumors or reading discussion on online forums. All the best.Via PIB

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