Tuesday, 9 April 2013

2 more MPSC exams postponed - Source LT


After State civil services fiasco, the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) now postponed two more examinations. MPSC's Technical Assistant Group (C) competitive exam and administrative officer Maharashtra Agriculture Services screen test scheduled to be held on April 21 and April 28 respectively have also been postponed. The commission has also changed the physical test programme of the candidates who passed the PSI main exam-2012. 
Nearly 3.5 lakh candidates had applied for the state civil services preliminary exam. The MPSC servers crashed on April 2, just five days before the exam, and all the data of registered candidates was lost in the process. Candidates were given April 4 deadline to update the data and those who failed to do it were unable to appear for the exam. After MPSC announced that candidates needed to re-register, there was heavy rush of aspirants, which led to slowing down of the website and it took hours to fill in the details. The preliminary exam will be conducted for 265 posts in 35 district centres. Commission is now receiving flak from all corners for inept handling of candidates database and also for asking candidates to re-register data. Later the exam was postponed by MPSC and a new date will be announced later. Candidates are asked to update their data and exam centre as early as possible. Candidates do not have the option of changing the exam centre, according to the commission.
Meanwhile, MPSC's Technical Assistant Group (C) competitive exam and administrative officer Maharashtra Agriculture Services screen test scheduled to be held on April 21 and April 28 respectively have also been postponed by the commission. It is mentioned on the MPSC website. 
PSI physical test
The PSI main exam-2012 results were declared late and after that the schedule of physical tests and interviews was announced by the commission but now this schedule is also changed. Physical test and interviews of women candidates were earlier slated to be held on April 5 and 6 at Kolhapur has been postponed by commission. The physical tests and interviews were scheduled to be held on April 22 to 30 at Ahmednagar centre will be held on May 6 to 10 at Pune city police headquarter ground. While the test and interivews slated for April 15 and 16 at Pune centre will be held on May 3 and 4.

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