UPSC exam today
UPSC exam today, The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to postpone civil services preliminary examination scheduled for Sunday.
SC refuses to stay prelims
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to postpone civil services preliminary examination scheduled for Sunday, saying the objections raised by students on comprehension part have been addressed and the exam can't be stayed at the last hour when nine lakh students are ready to appear.
In a special hearing, a bench of justices J S Khehar and Arun Mishra, which assembled on Saturday on a non-working day, dismissed the plea for a stay on the examination. The bench granted a patient hearing for around half-an-hour but did not agree with the contention of the petitioner that the examination procedure favours students of science background.
Advocate Ravindra S Garia and Vishal Sinha, appearing for the petitioner Angesh Kumar, submitted that the present pattern of examination was already skewed against the students from non-urban background and from Humanities and non Engineering/ Science/ Management streams.
"No system is perfect, “ the court said adding why the petitioner approached the court so late.
"Everything is same. Syllabus is same. Why do you need more time? Nine lakh students are ready to appear in the exam. What to do if one is not ready. All students applied in May and they have prepared for the exam," it said, adding, "We find no merit in this petition and the same is accordingly dismissed".