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Caste and language discrimination in civil service examinations; Special consideration for general category and those appearing for the examination in English

New Delhi
Criticism of caste-language discrimination in civil service examinations In a report evaluating previous examination outcomes, The Wire alleged that particular consideration was given to these within the common class and people who wrote the examination in English. Not one of the OBC-SC-ST candidates within the high 20 within the 2020 examination may cross the 200 mark mark within the interview. 4 from OBC and one from SC shall be within the high 20. The marks obtained within the interview for the OBC class had been 187, 193, 173 and 184 respectively. For the SC class, 168 marks had been obtained.

Apala Mishra, who got here in ninth, obtained the very best marks within the interview – 215. Mishra obtained solely 816 within the written check. Riya Dabik, who’s ranked fifteenth within the SC class, scored 859 marks within the written check however solely 168 within the interview. The cut-off mark of the newly included Economically Backward Courses (EWS) is lower than that of OBC – 687. OBC 698. Dominance of the reserve checklist and the final class. In 2016, 80 per cent, in 2017 73 per cent and in 2018 70 per cent had been generals. There are not any STs on the 2018 checklist of 53 reserves. SC is 0.1 per cent and OBC is just 14 per cent. Those that seem for the examination in Hindi and the native language additionally face discrimination.

In 2020, only one.5 per cent (11) of these shortlisted for Hindi. In 2014, 2,825 finalists wrote in English and 483 in native languages. The variety of vernaculars decreased from 273 in 2017 to 250 in 2018.

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