KAS Main exams in limbo, students suffer
High Court has stayed the result of Combined Preliminary Examinations of Civil Services declared by J&K Public Service Commission earlier this month after candidates identified discrepencies in the answer key. The hearing held today at the honourable high court has brought no good news for aspirants as the HC has ordered a STAY on KAS Prelims Results, the next hearing for which will be held one month hence.
The Public Service Commission received a number of representations from candidates in various subjects with regard to perception/understanding of the candidates about inaccuracies, ambiguity and wrong options, mistakes and printing errors in the questions.
Candidates who had appeared in Prelims examination of Combined Competitive Exams (KAS) 2016 but failed to make it to the qualified list, had alleged that the result declared by Public Service Commission was full of discrepancies.
The candidates described the result list declared by PSC on April 23 as “faulty”. Some candidates claimed that they have secured more points than the cutoff (270.447) announced by the PSC but were still not figuring in the list.
The protestors also alleged that some of the candidates who did not appear in the examination were figuring in the list. They also resented that the commission had neither publicized the points secured by the candidates, nor made the official answer key public.
“Mistakes might have happened but at least they should declare the points that how much we have scored. They even didn’t publish the official answer keys,” Danish Rashid, another aspirant said.
Imran Ali, another candidate said that the disparity among subjects must be eradicated. “30% candidates got selected in physics and only 7% in Zoology. Same has happened with students of Political Science and Geography.”
The candidates had filed RTI applications seeking information of official answer keys and points secured by candidates.
It is pertinent to mention here that 36,681 candidates appeared in both the papers in the Preliminary Examination and a total of 6925 candidates were declared successful for the admission to the J&K Combine Competitive (Main) Examination on the basis of their performance in the examination held on March 19, 2016 and in terms of Sub-Rule (2) of Rule 8 of J&K Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 2008 as amended from time to time.