The likes of Samajwadi Party and other so-called champions of the rural candidates seem to have forgotten that most disciplines at the graduate level, except the language subjects, are taught in English. So, a majority of the aspirantsgiven the threshold qualification for selection is graduationare likely to be familiar with English which they can reasonably be expected to demonstrate in the CSAT. Besides, the language is a compulsory subject, even if not the medium of instruction, in the high school curriculum set by most state boards of education. Coming to the other objection raised, on the quantitative analysis portion of the exam, the argument that it favours candidates with technical degrees over those with ones in humanities falls flat given how the section calls for secondary school level competence, not graduation. Rural and urban candidates both would have demonstrated this at the matriculation level, so where is the question of bias The objections, though, surely reinforce the need for raising teaching standards in these subjects at the school level.