After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment, aspirants
are busy doing last minute revisions and studying hard to make up for lost ground.
27-year-old Fahim Ahmad says he is appearing for the entrance but is not well prepared because he had spent the last two months protesting against the entrance exam.
This is the third time that Ahmad is appearing for the entrance.
Other agitators have still not given up. Another IPS aspirant Raksha Bundela has decided to boycott the UPSC entrance this year along with 27-year-old Anuragendra Nigam. Nigam says that he will go to the examination hall on Sunday, sign the attendance sheet and then stage a walkout.
UPSC aspirants are left with no choice but to appear for the entrance exam. Some have bowed down under parental pressure, while others are planning to boycott the exam to send a strong message to the government that while protests on streets have died down, opposition to the UPSC exam pattern still exists.