KAS EXAMS BEGIN TODAY
10,000 Aspirants, 398 Vacancies
SYED AMJAD SHAH
Jammu, Mar 14: More than 10,000 candidates would compete for 398 vacancies in state’s civil services examination commencing at Jammu and Srinagar from Monday onwards.
“All preparations to conduct main examination of Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) have been made. A total number of 10, 454 candidates from across Jammu and Kashmir would compete for 398 vacancies,” Ghulam Hussain Mir, controller examination Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) told Greater Kashmir. He said the KAS exams would continue till April 15, 2010.
Pertinently, over 1300 candidates participated in KAS (Mains) examination last time. However, this time number of aspirants is more due to PSC adopting a new procedure to shortlist the candidates.
“Nearly 5,723 candidates are appearing from Jammu region while 4731 are from Kashmir region,” sources added.
They said that at least 30 examination centers have been established in Jammu and Srinagar. “Out which 18 are in Jammu and 12 in Srinagar,” they added.
The PSC officials said that they have held number of meetings with the police and district administrations to ensure that exams are held without any hurdles. “Stringent security arrangements have been made around the examination centers. District administration has assigned the job of supervising the exams to executive magistrates. The General Administration Department (GAD) has also constituted a team of observers to monitor the entire process,” sources said.
Besides this, principals of the respective educational institutions, wherein centers have been established, have been asked to personally supervise the examinations. Special teams constituted by the PSC would also visit the centers.
The PSC has already banned the use of mobile phones and pagers not only in the examination center but also in the premises where the center would be located. “The candidates should not bring their cell phones along”, the Controller Examination PSC said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 14 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 14 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 IST
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