ITANAGAR, SEP 10: The aggrieved aspirants of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination-Mains (APPSCCE) 2020 has appealed the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) and the state government to comply with the provision of the office memorandum 2008, thereby maintain the integrity of personality test by ensuring the ratio of 1:3.
The students also appealed to immediately release an addendum consisting of a list of 192 more candidates to fulfill the criteria of 1:3 ratio in the selected 141 candidates for the 111 posts.
Addressing the media persons at the press club here on Friday, an aspirant Tadak Nalo said as per the commission’s notification, 141 students were selected for the post of 111, which is completely against the 1:3 ratios. This actually should be 333 instead of 141 to fulfill the ratio criteria.
He said the entire recruitment process is decisive and added that, not following the 1:3 criteria, the vital importance of personality tests or Viva-Voice is being undermined.
“This selection process is an unprecedented event as no civil service examination; either the UPSC or any state civil service exams have selected the candidates without maintaining the ratio,” he said, adding that the mistake can be corrected and must be corrected immediately.
Nalo also said, according to the provision of office memorandum 2008, the candidates securing a minimum of 33% or more marks in each paper and having secured 45% of marks out of total aggregate in written examination are eligible for the Viva-Voce test.
Eventually the selection of viva-voice test shall be based on the aggregate total marks secured in the written paper shall be eligible for the same test, he added.
“Moreover, the selection committee or the commission may lower the cut-off marks of 45% to certain extent, in case of non-availability of APST candidates securing the cut-off marks,” he said.
He also made it clear that the aggrieved aspirants are not against any individual from the 141 students selected rather appealing the commission to follow the set criteria for selection.
“We have also spoken as well as submitted a copy of representation on the issue to the APPSC Secretary earlier. The secretary has admitted to certain issues in the case and accordingly assured to take up the matter,” he said.
Earlier, the APPSC conducted the APPSCCE (Preliminary) Examination in November, 2020 by adopting the UPSC Pattern where CSAT was introduced for the very first time as a qualifying subject similar to the UPSC Preliminary Examination.
The Preliminary Examination Results were later declared in the same month with 1323 candidates getting selected for the APPSCCE (Mains) Examination, 2020, maintaining the ratio of 1:12.
Further, the APPSCCE (Mains) was conducted in February, 2021 with 1210 candidates appearing for the same and the results were declared in September, 2021.
In the result notification of the APPSCCE (Mains), 141 students were selected for the Personality Test which is scheduled to be held in the month of October, 2021next with the Physical Test to be conducted in September, 2021.