CCA demands release of answer keys of KAS prelim exam

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Private Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCA) has condemned the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission for not revealing the answer keys of the recently declared result of Kashmir Administrative Service Preliminary examination.

The association termed it as tantamount to ‘covering-up any wrongdoings’ going on in the commission.

“The recently declared result had shown the cutoff marks for the selection as 288.57,” said G N Var, chairman CCA. “But there are hundreds of students who after tallying their answer sheets easily get marks above 300, so somewhere somebody has goofed up,” he added.

Var asked the authorities to immediately release the answer keys for the KAS preliminary examinations so that no doubt remains among the anxious students.

The association said that KAS is the most prestigious examination of the state and thousands of students study hard to qualify this once-in-their lifetime. “The commission should value the emotions and hard labour of the majority of 20,236 youths, who spent nights for this examination this year,” said Var.

“Unfortunately the commission is treating these answer keys as some defence secret,” said Var.

The association said that the situation becomes murkier as the allegations of backdoor entry and nepotism run high.”Transparency is the only solution to this problem, once you don’t hide anything, there is lesser chances of corruption,” said Var.

The association also expressed concern on the reports that majority of students come from some particular subjects. “This is a skewed result, proving to be one of the worst, on the scale of cleanliness,” said Var. “On one hand about thousand students are selected from a particular stream and on the other hand no students have been selected from other subjects.”

The optional subject has become a matter of great concern. “It violates the fundamental right of equal opportunities, which needs to be redressed soon,” he said adding “Some students are even contemplating RTI and going to court.”

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