Almost 85 percent aspirants couldn’t qualify the easiest part of the prelims paper, allege aspirants; Will check and confirm the authenticity of contention and claims made by the aspirants: JKPSC


Bhat Imran

Srinagar, Jan 01 :

In the recently conducted exams for the post of Prosecution Officer (PO), at least 1500 aspirants Wednesday said that the standard of the prelims paper of General Studies (GS) was way advanced wherein not even 15 percent of the candidates could qualify it.

The aspirants claim that in the syllabi, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) have mentioned that the question paper will consist of questions of 10th standard. “However, the standard of paper was such that an expert even could not have been in position to solve it in just two hours.”

Speaking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), one of the aspirants wishing anonymity said, “Despite the fact that in the previous PO exams in 2021, I got dropped by few points but contrary to it, this time in 2022, I couldn’t even reach the minimum scale of passing in general studies which is considered as the easiest paper.”

“Ironically, this is not the case with only me but with almost every aspirant who had qualified preliminary exams or reached an interview,” the aspirants.

The aggrieved aspirants further informed that they met officials of JKPSC and gave them the representation of the matter.

In the representation, the PO aspirants have appealed to the concerned authorities either to allow all aspirants to sit in main exams or should take a call that would do justice to all candidates.

“The question from the GS paper was ambiguous and the answers to them could be subjective. Thus the answers to 20 questions depended upon the sweet will and personal understanding of the particular examiner,” reads the representation of candidates.

It also states that the number of questions asked from Legal aptitude or reasoning were very low and the large part of paper consisted of Current Affairs, Reasoning and Maths which too was of very high standard and therefore not in consonance with the paper standards reasonably expected by the students.

The aspirants had further mentioned that all the candidates of PO exam belong to the legal fraternity and their main concern is with law subjects. “Since work of the Prosecuting Officer concerns with legal field, to test the knowledge of legal aspirants on the basis of a purely hard banking level pattern seems to be out of proportion, needless and non-required.”

In the meantime, officials at JKPSC said that the commission has received the representation of the aspirants.

“We will check and confirm the authenticity of contention and claims made by the aspirants and most likely in a week’s time, we will revert back soon in accordance with the rules of JKPSC,” the official said—(KNO)

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