Schedule changed at lastmoment; candidates given extra time
OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal
Change in the test for selection of assistant mission managers and assistant mission coordinators of woman and child development departme
nt, just two days ago, caused utter confusion among candidates who created chaos at test centres in Bhopal on Sunday.
The test, which was earlier announced to be held in one shift for both the posts, was conducted in two shifts at selected centres in the state capital and it caused anger in candidates.
The MP Professional Examination Board, agency assigned by the woman and child development department, had announced to hold separate question papers for different posts two days ago. Candidates unaware of it, reached at the centres as per previous schedule.
At Nutan College, some candidates were asked to appear at Centre of Hamidia College. They created a little chaos but when they were assured that they will be given extra time, their protest ended.
The Board officials allowed them to two hours to write the paper.
” The test was earlier scheduled to take place between 10 am to 12.15 pm and amended to take place between 9 am to 11.15 am for assistant mission managers and 12 noon to 2.15 pmfor assistantmission coordinators,” board sources.
Actually, the change was made at the eleventh hour to facilitate post graduates to appear in the test for which qualificationwas under graduation.
For mission manager, PG was essential and for coordinators under graduation was the minimum qualification.
Board sources said, it was fault on the part of the woman and child development, which framed rules for the test with provision of one question paper for both the posts. ” It would have be anomalous to hold one question paper for two different posts having different qualification and that is why the board took decision to amend examination schedule and to hold different question papers with the consent from the department,” said board officials.
On the same day, the board held test for steno typists and stenographers test at eight centres in Bhopal.
Total 2690 candidates participated in it.