The plight of state service commission needs to be highlighted. While many would agree to the fact that what I am feeling about the manner of conduct of this year’s examination, is nothing new. But this very attitude leaves us stranded in a constant cycle of disparity. More the problems are shared, more comes the ways to mitigate. One should not be silent and subdued towards the everyday struggles. The regular things that we see day in and day out, highlights what our society thinks and showcases the path we are heading. Nothing is lost yet, and people should not lose hope.
Talking of hope, when the commission released the dates for preliminary examination last year, I patiently motivated myself and kept preparing. The whole chapter towards the prelims was mired with scandalous shows. Re-exams took a toll on our mentality. Far fiasco!
Nevertheless, as students, we knew there will be struggles but we did not falter yet. Carrying a family’s hope and failing would have been detrimental. As we sat down for the examination, the questions set for the qualification to be a state employee were adamantly preposterous. To create a standard of the examination, which have not seen the light, the questions set however were vehemently farcical and not a bit amusing. After arduous hours of preparation, we were welcomed by “Where was Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s marriage held?” It may seem like they wanted us to entertain with tid-bits before they give a massive shock.
So, we, the first timers, virgin to the nuances of the examinations, sat there wondering what did we just see. In times of social media like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, we saw the ghosts of the past. The buildup resentment and anger of people towards the apathy of the Government in conducting these examinations smoothly. By the way, there was a question on Instagram too. Just checking us if we are updated!
Coming to the point, people now have reach to that point where either they casually smirk at the competence of the exams or furiously debate and protests. But nothing seems to be working. In the hindsight, there are some sympathetic well-wishers who understand that every exam year, which is not frequent, new comers or young graduates who appear for the exam of the most decorated job in the entire state, see themselves caught in a web of scams and hindrances from the incompetence of some individuals at the top of the system. What they need to realise is that, we students precisely the first timers, are already burdened with the thought that state exams won’t lead us anywhere propogated by some individuals who have tried, tested and failed. Not their fault. We have imbibed the fact that we have to go the hard away. With such limited time in hand for the mains, and still uncertainty over our heads, I would say, they have created an artificial competitiveness to an already difficult and treacherous system. With no specificity of time, we have to cramp in so much information within half a month or two to sit in the mains. With all the drama, one tends to be demoralised and build resentments. And this resentment is actually hampering the youth’s morality and mentality. If they could have been a little more aware of the problems faced by the students, and just extended a simple apology and courtesy of maybe, just maybe an ample time, apart from the drama, is given, the anger could have faded. If somebody asked me what is the toughest job in Arunachal Pradesh? I would say, try getting a job in the first place.