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JPSC exam gaffe: Now, 49 candidates declared failed

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) on Saturday notified disqualification of 49 candidates who were earlier provisionally declared passed in preliminary results of the seventh to 10th state civil services exams. The examination body declared results for the exams which were held in September, last month. Since then, the results as well as the exams ran into an unending controversy. 

On Friday, a section of protestors met with Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais submitting a memorandum seeking cancellation of the exams citing anomalies in the results. The delegation also submitted documents claiming irregularities in the exams. The documents included details of certain candidates both in general and reserved categories who were declared passed despite scoring below cut off marks.

Today, JPSC came up with a notification announcing that 49 candidates had failed citing ‘no OMR sheets.’ It added that they were provisionally declared to prevent delay in announcement of results. The JPSC also stated that the remaining 8 candidates could not be declared qualified due to other valid grounds particular to their cases.

Opposition BJP took a dig on JPSC’s u-turn claiming that they have been stating that the exams were riddled with anomalies and the state government and JPSC stands exposed. “It is shocking and funny that JPSC says OMR sheets unavailable and went on to declare them passed. It’s a clear cut case of forgery. An FIR should be lodged against the culprits,” he told the local media. BJP in the past had demanded for a CBI probe or an inquiry by a sitting judge into the exam gaffe.

Meanwhile, protesting JPSC aspirants has announced to hold nyay yatra on December 15 and gherao CM Hemant Soren’s house.