Submit objections to questions asked by evening: HC
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The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday directed all petitioners to submit their objections regarding questions asked in the preliminary examination of general studies and Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) to the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) by evening.
The directions came from Justice A G Masih, who was hearing a bunch of petitions filed against PPSC preliminary examination. The bench added that those who fail to submit their objections, would not be heard on the next date of hearing — February 11.
PPSC had issued advertisement on September 14, 2012 inviting online applications for 160 PCS posts. It conducted the preliminary exam on November 25 and declared the results on December 7. On November 27, PPSC had uploaded the questions and answer keys on its website and on November 29, issued notice inviting objections.
A counsel for the petitioners, D S Patwalia, told the court there was ambiguity as to how PPSC considered objections and observations received through 1,045 emails and 40 mails. Patwalia added that there are no rules that empowers PPSC to grant grace marks to students, as it did in six wrong questions.
On perusal of the emails and mails, it was found that there were queries related to 83 questions in Paper I and 81 in Paper II.
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