Manipur Civil Services Exam: Unqualified students stage protest in Imphal

| Updated: Aug 11, 2017 23:40 IST

Imphal (Manipur) [India] August 11 (ANI): After various irregularities in the Manipur Civil Service Combined competitive examination 2016, the unqualified candidates have filed an Right to Information (RTI) application demanding their answer sheets of the same. A total of 1,130 candidates had appeared in the main examination. Demanding the quashing of the recently declared results, hundreds of candidates of Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination, staged a sit-in protest at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai Community hall, followed by a rally towards the Chief Minister's bungalow to submit a memorandum. However, the rally was stopped by police. The examination was conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) in September last year. Group of aspirants of MPSC Manipur claimed that the process of evaluation was carried out in a "hasty and haphazard manner" and results were declared just 10 days after the exam was conducted. According to candidates, in some of the answer scripts there were no signature of the examiners. Reportedly, 200 candidates had asked for re-evaluation of answer script, out of which only 20 answer scripts were made available to the media in a conference in Imphal on July 26. The incident came to light when aspirants, who appeared in the main examination, asked for copies of their answer sheets through RTI Act 2005.(ANI)

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