SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) on Wednesday cancelled the Paper-II (Qualifying) of J&K Prosecuting officer (Preliminary) Examination held on January 29, 2023 and announced that a fresh examination will be held on March 16, 2023.
According to an order, as per the news agency KNO, the JKPSC said that the examination held earlier was cancelled after the complaints were received that the examination of the Qualifying Paper-II of the preliminary examination was of a standard higher than the level prescribed in the notification.
“The J&K PSC conducted the Preliminary Examination for filling up the posts of Prosecuting Officers in the Home Department on 29.01.2022 in two shifts. The examination comprised two MCQ-based papers conducted in two sessions on the said day. The Provisional Answer Keys for Paper-I & Paper-II (Qualifying) were notified, seeking objections from the candidates within the stipulated period,” it added.
“Along with the objections, various representations were received from the candidates through the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu and others, registering their grievance that the examination of the Qualifying Paper-II of the said Preliminary Examination was of a standard higher than the level prescribed in the notification and majority of them could not qualify the same,” it added.
“It was requested to either re-conduct the examination or allow all the aspirants to appear in the Mains examination and the matter was examined in Commission and the Commission decided to conduct the Prosecuting Officer (Preliminary) Examination, Paper-II afresh,” the order reads.
The JKPSC said that in view of the above-stated facts and circumstances, it is ordered that the Paper-II (Qualifying) of J&K Prosecuting officer (Preliminary) examination which was held on 29-01-2023 is cancelled ab-initio.
“The fresh examination for the said paper shall be conducted on March 16, 2023 at the centres to be notified separately,” the order added.
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