*Ultimatum served to reconduct exam
ITANAGAR | Dec 11 | The People’s Party of Arunachal, after meeting Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) chairman Tajong Taloh and members today, demanded re-conduct of prelims exam-2017 considering enormous errors discovered in many optional subjects.
Accusing the agency of “completely incompetent and non-professionals” for preparing the question papers, the PPA, in a release, advocated that APPSC should preserve its dignity to select best of talents.
Denying leakage of question papers, they said the demand for re-conduct cannot be considered as it would set a wrong precedent for future and put APPSC schedules into complete disarray. Taloh referred to various representations and few sections of aspirants, saying they want the exam schedules to continue undisturbed without any re-conduct.
However, after threadbare discussion, Taloh assured to take cognizance of the candidates’ grievances and disclosed that the matter has been referred to a group of experts.
AONS adds: Claiming lots of errors, copy paste and irregularities while conducting APPSC prelim exam, the APPSCCE Steering Committee today demanded its re-conduct within three month.
Informing about serving a 14-days ultimatum with December 15 as deadline to meet their demand, the committee demanded fresh examinations held within three month of the chairman to steps down on moral ground, action against controller of examination, Constitution an enquiry committee headed by retired high court or sitting session judge. If the demands are not met, they threatened to file FIR against erring officers and followed by democratic movement.
Besides lot of anomalies and mistakes in November 26 preliminary exam, question paper leakage was also suspected, Prof Nani Bath, who leads the committee, told press persons in APC here today.
The question papers were stolen from other website, a proof of plagiarism and Xeroxed, which was illegal, he said, adding this was repetition of past mistake. He also claimed that about 60 to 70 questions were copy paste, already used as questions besides mobile phones were used in some examination centres.
Total 23 questions were erroneous including misspelling, incorrect options and no options, including four mistakes in general studies while question papers were randomly set.
Out of 125 public administration questions, 106 questions were copy paste, 55 copied from Pakistan website and 51 from Delhi base examination website, which were out of syllabus while 48 question had errors including misspelling and wrong options.
Candidates of Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry subjects he inform that out of 125 question, 60 questions had been from out of syllabus and 20 are found misspelling including wrong options, 10 history questions were out of syllabus, 4 with misspelling while 21political science questions were out of syllabus, the examinees claimed.