The recruitment examination for Assistant Professor, Librarian and Physical Training Instructor positions by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) in 2023 occurred on Sunday, January 7,2024 with stringent security measures at 81 examination centers in Udaipur. District Collector Arvind Poswal stated that out of the 25,249 registered candidates in Udaipur, only 8,550 (33.86%) actually participated in the exam.
In the meantime, 16,699 candidates (66.14%) were absent. Entry to the centers was permitted only until 11:00 AM, one hour prior to the exam. Before this time, security personnel conducted a thorough examination of the candidates. The exam comprised 10 questions related to the Mewar-Vagad region.
Roadways operated a total of 130 buses to facilitate the transportation of candidates back to their homes. Police personnel were stationed at the bus stand to ensure order. By evening, nearly three thousand candidates had availed themselves of the transportation. Due to a substantial number of candidates being from the same region, there was no undue burden on the Roadways buses. Additional buses, including 82 from the depot, were deployed on routes such as Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Rajsamand and Banswara. With buses running on almost every route approximately every 10 minutes, there was no significant gathering at the depot.
The third question paper focused on Rajasthan's General Studies. This 2-hour exam consisted of a total of 100 questions, with each question carrying 2 marks. Half a mark is awarded for each correct answer. Negative marking is applied at one-third of the assigned mark. If a candidate decides not to attempt a question, it is obligatory to fill the circle corresponding to the fifth option of the unanswered question. Failure to comply with this rule will result in one-third negative marking, even for unanswered questions. Disqualification from the examination may occur if more than 10% of circles are left vacant.
Candidates from various states, such as Kolkata, Bihar, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, participated in this examination. Some aspirants noted that the questions in section B were challenging and demanded in-depth understanding.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar