PSC Refused to Change Lectureship Eligibility Exam Date Clashing with NET Exam

Putting many aspirants in dilemma, the exam schedule of Public Service Commission (PSC), J&K is colliding with National Eligibility Test (NET) & Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) exams.

The PSC has decided to conduct exams for 10+2 lectureship in Life Science on June 19, a date which is colliding with the National Eligibility Test, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (NET-CSIR) exams.

“The date for NET-CSIR exams was decided in advance and we had also submitted Rs 1000 as fee in April this year, now PSC has opted to conduct the 10+2 lectureship on the same date, which is sheer in justice with us,” said a group of students from Zoology, who want that the PSC exams should be deferred.

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The students said the PSC conducts the lectureship exams after five years, which no aspirant would like to miss but as the NET-CSIR is scheduled to be conducted on the same date they fear that many students might not be able to write the exams.

“Some of the students are about to cross the required age-bar and thus would have a last chance to appear in PSC exams, which is conducted after every five years or so,” they added. The students said that by keeping a same date, PSC is depriving hundreds of students either from lectureship exam or NET-CSIR.

Talking to the Kashmir Monitor, Secretary PSC, Shakeel ur Rehmaan said that they can’t defer the exams for only few students. While not providing an exact figure, he said that the number of students being affected is not more than 50 or 60. The students however maintained that more than a thousand aspirants are going to be affected by the decision.

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Delineating other possibilities for the students he said that the NET-CSIR exams are conducted twice a year and they can opt again in the next exam. “Government has sent us a fast track recruitment notice which we have to fill within three months. If we defer it now, we don’t have any day available in July or August or September.

“In August, the IAS exams are to be conducted and in September, the University exams; if the PSC exams would be deferred now, they are going to stretch to next year, which we won’t let happen,” Rehmaan said.

“It will kind of become a precedent as commission has never deferred the exams before,” he added.

News Courtesy: Kashmir Monitor (link)

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