For the last many years, we have been requesting for the removal of mathematics paper in competitive exams or replacing it with reasoning by citing the various reasons. But government has not responded on it till today.
For them, knowledge of quadratic equation, algebra, geometry is very important for the posts of Police SI, Jt.BDO, Extension officer, UDC, MTS, Cook etc.
In technical posts, we cannot apply, but for the posts which we are eligible, technical candidates are also free to apply it. Here example can be given of RFO, Inspector legal metrological, FAO/TO, JE and AE. In other words, our job scope is very limited and in this limited space, keeping math paper with full 100 marks is not fair on students who do not have math’s background.
Interesting fact here is that in exams for the technical posts, math is an optional paper. It is in exams where non-math’s background can apply, we are asked to write math’s paper with full 100 marks.
Years ago, people had complained that 100 marks for viva-voice was unfair in job interview. Candidates had complained that they scored good marks in written exams, but because of low marks in viva-voce, their names do not come in final selection list.
Consequently, government of Arunachal reduced marks of viva-voce to 50 from 100 in competitive exams.
Hence, if there is any technical compulsion with state government for not removing math’s paper from competitive exams, at least its marks can be reduced to 50 % as has been done in case of viva-voce marks years ago or 33 % in math’s paper should be made the qualifying marks.
Therefore, through this daily, I would like appeal to Pema Khandu government and other concerned authority to look into appeal of majority of unemployed educated youths. And we hope that from this near year, recruitment process of our state will be modernized with reduced math’s marks in upcoming job advertisement of APPSC and SSB.