J&K PSC withdraws KAS Mains exam notification;Chairman says Mains are now likely from last week of August


SRINAGAR: In a significant development, witnessed for the first time in the last 60 years, the Jammu and Kashmir State Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday started the process of rectifying the errors of its questions and answer keys in the KAS Preliminary exam after the notification for KAS Mains was withdrawn.
In an exclusive report on Monday, a local daily had reported that the aggrieved candidates had identified as many as 16 wrong questions and answers in the Political Science paper alone.
Chairman PSC Lateef-uz-Zamaan Deva confirmed to this correspondent that in follow up to yesterday’s full commission meeting decisions, Notification No: PSC/Exam/2017/26 dated 9th May 2017 had been withdrawn. According to this notification, as also Notification No: PSC/Exam/2017/22 dated 23rd April 2017, the KAS Mains examination was scheduled to start from 17th July, 2017.
The candidates, declared qualified in the Preliminary exam result on 23rd April, were currently filing their admission forms for the Main exam for which 30th June had been fixed as the late date.