MP state services main exam postponed to Dec due to Assembly Elections
MP state services main exam, initially slated for 30 October to 4 November, has been put off by 2 months in view of polls, 13,000 candidates affected
Madhya Pradesh State Services Main Examination 2022, scheduled to begin on 30 October and continue till 4 November, has been postponed by nearly two months following announcement of the schedule for the state assembly elections, an official said on Thursday, 12 October.
Now this examination will be held from 26 December to 31 December, said the official of the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC).
"After considering the availability of examination centres and security arrangements in view of the announcement of the schedule for the state assembly elections by the Election Commission, we have decided to extend the dates of the State Services Main Examination 2022," MPPSC Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Ravindra Panchbhai told PTI.
He informed that 13,000 candidates, who were successful in the state services preliminary examination, will appear in the main test.
Panchbhai said with the main examination getting pushed ahead, candidates will get more time to prepare for it.
The model code of conduct came into force when the Election Commission announced the schedule for the assembly polls on 9 October.
According to the schedule, polling for the 230-member state assembly will be held in a single phase on 17 November , while the counting of votes is slated for 3 December.
Meanwhile, the Jai Adivasi Yuva Shakti (JAYS), an organisation of tribal youths, organised a students' convention in the city to protest against the alleged delay in holding the state government's recruitment examinations.
"It has become a policy of the state government to first issue advertisements for vacant government posts and later cancel the recruitment process,” JAYS national worker (pracharak) Sahib Singh Kalam said.
Published: 13 Oct 2023, 9:47 AM