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State civil service: JPSC Mains exam from January 28

Ranchi: Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC)’s main exam will be held from January 28-30 at 14 centres, the state civil service commission announced on Monday allaying fears of its postponement in the wake of rising cases of covid-19 in the state.

In a press communiqué, JPSC informed that candidates can start downloading the admit cards for the exam from its website using their date of birth and the roll number for prelims. Candidates can rectify any anomalies in their admit card by writing to JPSC latest by January 25, it added. Two papers each for three hours will be held in the Mains. 

In September last year, JPSC held prelimins and results were out in November. But it soon ran into controversy following reports of many candidates with serial-wise roll number getting passed in select centres, prompting hundreds of civil service aspirants to stage protest for 45-days in Ranchi and elsewhere demanding cancellation of the exams. Opposition BJP too backed the protestors and met with governor Ramesh Bais seeking high level probe and cancellation of exams.

State government on the other hand denied to intervene into the matter stating that JPSC is an independent body. Later on, JPSC disqualified about 49 candidates, who were earlier declared passed, after their OMR sheets were found to be missing.