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Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC preliminary examination; dismisses PIL

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 12:34pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna webdesk

The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed a petition by a civil services aspirant seeking stay on the UPSC preliminary examination scheduled for August 24. 

While dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court noted that nine lakh students were ready to appear in the exam tomorrow and that's why it cannot be postponed at this juncture. 

Supreme court told petitioner that you raised only questions on comprehension part that has already been removed and the defect has been remedied.

On Friday, the Delhi High Court had also dismissed a similar PIL challenging UPSC's recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination. The court had also asked, "Why don't you (a lawyer who is also appearing in the exam) go and prepare for the examination instead of filing this PIL"? a bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul said.

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