ITANAGAR, Nov 30: The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on Thursday assured that experts would look into the anomalies as pointed out by the agitating candidates and would withhold the results till the issue is resolved.
This was in response to the protest staged by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) candidates, who had gathered at the Commission office on Thursday to highlight their grievances.
Students from Sociology, Public Administration, Mathematics, Physics, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry, and History, with some Geography candidates, also gathered to meet the Secretary and Commission members.
The students said that there were assured by the Commission that it would constitute an expert committee to evaluate the scaling and moderation of the optional papers, and that the result of the recently held prelims exam will be withheld till the controversy regarding the question paper setting is resolved.
However, the APPSC Chairman did not give a deadline to the candidates.
Apart from their primary demand for fresh examinations, the students also demanded constitution of an expert committee with members consisting of retired High Court judge, eminent senior scholars of each optional subject and a renowned social activist.
Several anomalies in various optional subjects’ papers were found by the APPSCCE candidates, including papers which were unsealed with the question booklet number pasted manually.
The candidates also claimed that the questions were taken from unreliable sources, with extreme lack of moderation and scaling, which raised doubts on whether the optional papers were set by experts of the concerned subjects or not.
The candidates also alleged that mobiles phones were allowed inside the class in certain centres, while some candidates were also seated together.