Around 6 lakh unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are preparing to appear in the Union Territorys biggest job examination to be conducted by the J&K Services Selection Board (SSB) in late October or November 2020. While the UT government has started its first employment drive for selection of incumbents for 10,460 Class III and Class IV vacancies, as many as 5,94,520 candidates have got themselves registered for the examination.
Never before has such a huge number of candidates appeared in any job examination in the erstwhile state which was split into the two UTs of J&K and Ladakh in August 2019. Officials say that over 10,000 youth have never been selected in one go for government services in J&K. These posts of different cadres-UT, Division, District, Block-have been referred by the UT government for selection of the most competent candidates and the SSB has notified the vacancies