Allow calculator

Dear Editor,
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to put forth the grievance of the students opting for engineering subject as their optional paper in APPSCE exam.
Till date the APPSCE has prevented us from carrying calculator for preliminary exam and this prevention has cost most of us.
It is already clear that in all central level exams such as SSC, NPCIL, IES, GATE and other central exams, we are allowed with calculator. Even in the exam conducted for A.E by APPSCE, we are allowed to carry calculator, so why are we left behind when it comes to APPSCE prelims?
It is high time that commission should make change in its ancient norms, so that every candidate is given equal and fair chance according to their choices.
It will be generous and thoughtful, if our request is heard