Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Services Selection Board has postponed the JKSSB Teacher Exam 2018.
This is the first major exam postponement by JKSSB since Simrandeeep Singh took charge as the chairman of the recruitment board. The matter is sub judice as some aggrieved aspirants managed stay on the exam.
As per sources, the aggrieved candidates approached the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir for seeking stay on the written exam. Also, a picture of the PIL Copy went viral on social media on 1st March, 2018.
The main points in the PIL that need to be mentioned are as follows:
I. Multiple Question Papers for the Same Exam: Candidates have alleged that JKSSB Exam Policy is discriminatory as for a limited number of posts, multiple Question Papers will be set with varied difficulty level.
II. Difference in Preparation Period: Through this system of examination, candidates who have their exams at later dates will get more preparation time. Also, they will get to know the nature of questions asked in the previous exam which is again a violation as per the Fundamental Right to Equal Opportunity under Article 16 of the Constitution.
III. Supreme Court Ruling: In 2017, CBSE conducted the NEET exam by setting multiple Question Papers. In this regard, Supreme Court said that it is illogical to conduct exam through multiple paper system and then maintain the balance in the difficulty level. Keeping in view the Supreme Court ruling, CBSE decided to conduct the NEET-2018 with single Question Paper for all candidates.
The JKSSB Teacher Exam 2018 was scheduled to commence from 9th March, 2018 onwards.
Pertinently, Jammu & Kashmir Services Selection Board had released the JKSSB Teacher Exam Admit Cards for five Districts. Now with this postponement, the Admit Cards shall be deemed to have been void-ab-initio.