Candidates, who were selected in the APPSC Group-1 preliminary examination, conducted by the AP Public Service Commission on November 2, 2020, were in great shock as they heard the news of Main Examination dates, which will be scheduled from December 14 to 20, barely a gap of 45 dates between Preliminary and Main examination, declared by the State government.
After the High Court’s intervention and order, the APPSC has released a fresh list of 1,327 candidates after correcting mistakes in the final key, last month. An aspirant for AP Civil services, V Gopal, said, I got the information all of sudden last month that I have cleared the preliminary examination. But it will take a lot of time to prepare ourselves and begin preparation.
With a new syllabus in place, it is impossible for us to prepare seven papers and appear for an exam within a very short span of 45 days, let alone clearing it.” He added, ” Group-I job is a dream for many aspirants like me and we should be given a fair chance to clear this exam. So, we sincerely urging the APPSC to give us an additional time of at least three months as the aspirants, who got selected in the first list, got more than a year to prepare.” An expert in competitive exams training, said, “I don’t understand why there is such a rush to conduct exam when all the legal hurdles are cleared by the single judge bench of High Court.
Given the vastness of the syllabus, it is only plausible to give the new list of candidates, a reasonable amount of time. Giving 45 days for a syllabus as huge as that of UPSC Civil Services is like giving no time at all.” Many aspirants also urged the Commission to postpone the exam as several Central and State government exams like RRB, NTPC, SSC, CAPF and APSET are scheduled on the same dates. Swathi, an aspirant selected in the new list, said, “Several hundreds of students from our State will be at a disadvantage as they don’t get the opportunity to compete for the national-level exams.
This is even more worrisome given the Central government’s measures to trim the job recruitments as a part of its financial austerity measures. It’s a double whammy for us.” She added, “We have given our representations to the APPSC requesting them to give us a reasonable amount of time but to no avail. Now we pin all our hopes on the government to intervene and render justice.”
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