Aspirants from 2016 KAS Mains stage protest

Many aspirants who have not made it through the KAS Mains examination 2016 held by the J&K Public Service Commission have alleged discrepancies in the results, demanding re-evaluation of their answer scripts.  

The aggrieved candidates are continuously protesting against the PSC, and on Saturday threatened to intensify agitation until their demands were fulfilled. The aspirants assembled at the Press Enclave in Srinagar to register their protest against the PSC.  Earlier, the dejected lot also staged a protest against the JKPSC at Kashmir University (KU). 

“The results of Mains examination are full of ambiguity and discrepancies. Those who have qualified Mains exams in past years have been dropped this year,” said Zubair, one of the aspirants.

The aggrieved aspirants say earlier JKPSC selected 6000 candidates for the Mains examination and later added more candidates in the list. 

“Around 9000 candidates appeared in the mains examination. They also violated the 1:25 ratio of UPSC. Candidates were confident about their performance in the exams,” Zubair said.

The anxious aspirants also accused JKPSC of adopting double standards, saying the autonomous body held examination of Zoology paper second time against the rules.

Chairman JKPSC, Latief U Zaman Deva said the candidates can apply for reevaluation or Xerox of their answer scripts after the exam process is completed. “As UPSC rules, candidates can get access to the Xerox of their answer scripts once the whole selection process is over,” Deva said, denying any deviation in the conduct of exams or declaration of results. “We have a foolproof system in place.”

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