After facing severe criticism, the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Commission, (APCSC) on Thursday agreed to constitute an expert committee to examine various issues raised by aspirants relating to this year APSCCE preliminary examination-2017 and assured not to announce result of the exam until the controversy regarding the question paper setting is resolved
The development came after when about hundreds of students staged a protest inside the campus of APCSC office on Thursday morning demanding to withheld the prelims exams and re-conduct the whole examination process again.
The students were demanding constitution of an expert Committee with members consisting of retired High Court judge, eminent senior scholars of each Optional subjects and renowned social activist to review the question sheets.
Addressing press reporters outside APCSC office, an aspirant leading the protest, Bengia Taja pointed out that there was extreme lack of moderation and scaling while setting the questions of this year prelims exam, which raised doubt that whether the Optional papers were set by an expertise.
He also allege that the optional paper of geography was comparatively easier than in compare with subjects and highlighted several errors in questions in GS papers.
“There were also report coming that that in few centers where students brought Smartphone inside the classrooms. How others will compete with those who were using Smartphone’s to solve the questions,” he questioned
Expressing dismay at the way this year’s APSCCE papers was set, Taja alleged that there was no uniformity maintained while setting the question papers.
“There were questions in optional subject in public administration which were misspelled, while few came with all four wrong multiple choice answers in other subjects. Even questions with wrong answers were copied from unreliable websites without confirming it. How can we consider that this test is fair one? He questioned.
Such discrepancy has become a routine in the selection process of the prestigious commission, which is brewing distress and frustration among the students who came to state capital incurring Hugh expenditure to seek the selection in tests, he added.
“Despite facing several criticisms in the past, the APCS failed to learn a lesson from it which clearly indicating committee lack of preparedness. This is just the beginning and we will continue our protest till all our issues are resolved,” he affirmed.
The protesters mostly consisted of of Sociology, Public Administration, Mathematics, Physics, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry and History.