JAMMU, Mar 1: The aspirants for Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) are in a fix as the date for preliminary examination clashes with the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination.
The candidates who got selected for SSC-CGL (tier-3) and also intend to appear in the KAS exam are in a catch-22 situation as both the examinations are scheduled to be held on the same day-March 19.
It is no way possible for the aspirants to appear for two different exams at different venue on the same day. How pathetic!” said an aspirant from Kashmir. Another candidate from Jammu added, “Many candidates have also raised the issue with the authorities concerned, but so far no response has been received from the authorities.” When contacted, PSC Secretary and Controller of Examination, Shakeel ul Rehman, said the KAS prelims will not be postponed “as it is not possible to shift the dates.” “The aspirants have the option to go for one exam: either KAS or CGL, and the exam will be held as per scheduled date,” he added.
ABVP, NSUI SEEK CHANGE
National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday asked the J&K Public Service Commission to change the scheduled of the KAS prelim-exams to be held on the 19th of March by a day to avoid non-participation of KAS aspirants who are also appearing for the Staff Selection Committee’s Combined Graduate Level Examination’s Final Level on the same date.