State civil service main exams-2015 commences
Indore : On the first day of the state civil service main exams-2015 on Tuesday, being conducted by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC), candidates had to face rigorous frisking at exam centres. Invigilators did not even allow candidates to go inside the exam centres wearing religious threads on their hands. Girl candidates were forced to keep back their stoles and dupattas.
At some centres, heated arguments took place between the candidates and invigilators but eventually the former had to go by the instructions.
The first paper of the six-day exams was held on Tuesday. The MPPSC had already issued instructions prohibiting mobile phones, watches, shoes, socks, dupatta etc at examination halls.
Some girl candidates still reached the exam centres wearing dupatta, stoles and scarves. They were told to remove these items which lead to heated exchanges between the candidates and exam centre authorities. At Sanskrit college, some candidates protested at being forced to remove religious threads from their hands. They objected over the rigorous frisking calling it totally uncalled for. Meanwhile, the MPPSC said that the attendance on the first day of the exam was about 95 per cent.
The main exams are going on for filling about 358 posts lying vacant at various government departments. The state civil service preliminary exam was held at all the districts of the state on January 24. As many as 6614 candidates were declared successful in the exam. These candidates are now appearing in the main exams that started on Tuesday.
The MPPSC has setup exam centres in four divisions viz Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur. Six centres have been setup in Indore, four in Bhopal, and three each in Gwalior and Jabalpur. As per a release issued here by MPPSC, as many as 2665 candidates would appear in exams at Indore, 1466 candidates at Bhopal, 1033 candidates at Gwalior and 1450 candidates at Jabalpur. Those declared successful in the main exams would be called for interviews, which is the final round of the selection process.