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Rajasthan police constable exam to be conducted offline, posts increased to 20,000

The decisions in this regard were taken in a high level meeting at the residence of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

March 24, 2018, 9:06 pm

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Jaipur: Cancelled over numerous cheating cases, Rajasthan police constable recruitment exam will now be conducted offline. The posts have also been increased to 20,000 from 5,390. The advertisement for the recruitment could be published by the next month. The candidates who had applied for the online exam won’t have to re-apply. The decisions in this regard were taken in a high level meeting at the residence of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. The meeting was attended by home minister, additional chief secretary (home), DGP and other senior police and home department officers. The Rajasthan police had conducted an online exam for recruitment of police constables for the first time. The exam started on March 7 and was supposed to be conducted over a period of 45 days, but many cases of cheating were reported within the first week. The special operations group (SOG) arrested more than 25 people in connection with these cheating cases. The criminals, in connivance with exam center owners, hacked computers and helped candidates to cheat in the exam. The police department first postponed the exam and then decided to cancel it. “Chief minister Raje had announcement recruitment of police constables for a total of 15,291 posts in the budget. Since the exam was cancelled for the post of the recruitment of 5,390 constables, it has been decided to add the recruitments announced in the budget and conduct the exam for all the posts,” said a senior police officer. The police department will try to conduct the exam on a single day.

First published: March 22, 2018