That was the figure of increasing the number of Muslim candidates who succeeded in the examination

The Central Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the results of civil services exam 2019 on August 4. 829 candidates were successful.


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Apart from the number of successful candidates, another figure was very much discussed. That was the figure of increasing the number of Muslim candidates who succeeded in the examination.


Last year, the civil services examination of UPSC was passed by 28 Muslim candidates. In the results of the 2019 examination, the number has gone up to 42. It is being termed as 40 per cent lead.


A new debate has been sparked on social media after the success figure of Muslim candidates came. The word ' UPSC Jihad ' is being used in this debate. The strings of debate are attached to a subject called ' Islamic Studies '. It is claimed on social media that the number of Muslim candidates who succeeded in UPSC is increasing due to Islamic studies. Therefore, the subject should be removed from the syllabus.


According to some media reports, BJP Rajya Sabha member Harnath Singh Yadav has also demanded removal of Islamic studies from the UPSC syllabus.


Where did the UPSC jihad dispute come from?


In a promo on Sudarshan TV channel on 25th August, anchor Suresh Chavanke questioned the entry of Muslims into the bureaucracy through UPSC. The question was, how are the people of this community passing the civil services examination in large numbers? He described the residential Kanching Academy of Jamia as a jihadist and ran upscjihad hashtag. However, the Delhi High Court on Friday banned sudarshan TV's TV show in which the disputed programme was to be telecast. But, there is a demand for removal of Islamic studies on social media from the syllabus.


How justified is the demand for removal of Islamic studies from the UPSC syllabus? Is this the reason why Muslim students succeed in UPSC? To answer these questions, the daily Bhaskar's fact check team started the padtal.


Such messages seeking to remove Islamic studies will be easily visible on social media


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Fact Check Check


It is claimed that the number of Muslim students who succeeded in the examination has increased due to the subject of Islamic studies. To check the veracity of this claim, we checked the syllabus of the civil services examination of UPSC.

The results of the year 2019 have been released on 4th August. There is no subject of Islamic studies in the syllabus given in his notification.


We did not find the subject of ' Islamic studies ' in the syllabus given in the notification of the Civil Services examination for the year 2020.

During the course of investigation, we got a tweet from IAS officer Somesh Upadhyay. In a tweet, Somesh has termed the claim of Islamic studies as a tanj. The Hindi translation of the tweet is a parallel world where there is islamic studies in the optional subject of UPSC. This is called the WhatsApp universe.

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Expert's Opinion


Lakshmi Sharan Mishra, founder of ' Civil Services Club ', has long trained students for upsc exams. He says: There is no subject in the name of Islamic Studies in UPSC. There is no unit of this name even in the syllabus of Urdu literature. Even in the history syllabus, questions related to the Muslim period are no longer asked. My experience has been that most of the Muslim students are also taking another subject instead of Urdu and are going to select the civil services examination. Among the 829 people who succeeded in 2019, the number of Muslim candidates is only 42, i.e., only 5%. While the share of Muslims in the country's population is 14%. So, the concern should be as to why the participation of Muslims in these services is less in proportion to their population.


UPSC Syllabus at a Glance


The civil services examination of UPSC consists of two phases. Prilims and Mendes. The syllabus of the prilims includes general awareness, history, Indian polity, geography, economic and social development, climate change, logical reasoning, reading compression, etc.


The syllabus of the mines is divided into seven parts. Five subjects are mandatory for all. The candidate has the flexibility to choose the sixth and seventh subjects. Out of the list of optional subjects issued by UPSC, a candidate can choose as his sixth and seventh subject. There is no ' Islamic studies ' in the list of these optional subjects.


Conclusion: There is a demand to remove the 'Islamic Studies' subject on social media from the syllabus of upsc civil services examination. That subject is not in the syllabus.

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