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RPSC forms committee to decide on RAS mains exams 2018 dates

A day after the RAS pre-exam revised results 2018 were announced, the candidates staged a protest outside Rajasthan University on Friday demanding that the dates for the RAS mains exams 2018 be postponed. The exams are scheduled on December 24 and December 25.

December 15, 2018, 12:55 pm

Jaipur: A day after the RAS pre-exam revised results 2018 were announced, the candidates staged a protest outside Rajasthan University on Friday demanding that the dates for the RAS mains exams 2018 be postponed. The exams are scheduled on December 24 and December 25. The Rajasthan Public Service Commission’s chairman has constituted a state-level committee under the supervision of Dr. RD Saini, Sujeetlal Meena, and Ramu Ram Raika. The committee will monitor all the aspects related to RAS mains exam 2018 and will decide whether to postpone the dates of the main exam or to go ahead with the scheduled dates. The committee will submit the detailed report to the RPSC chairman and the decision will be announced soon at RPSC website through a press release. The RAS pre-exam 2018 was conducted on August 5 in the state and its results were announced on October 23. The merit cut off percentage for general category was 76.06% and for the OBC, MBC and TSP categories, it was 99.33%. A total of 1544 candidates were qualified for the RAS mains exam in October. The cut-off percentage for OBC, TSP, and MBC were higher than of general category. The communities and candidates opposed and a petition was filed against it in the Rajasthan high court. In compliance with the court orders, the RPSC reduced the cutoff percentage of OBC, MBC and TSP categories. The RPSC department announced the revised results based on the new merit cut-off list on December 13. A total of 7145 candidates were qualified in the revised results for the RAS mains 2018. According to the qualified candidates, whom results came on December 13, “The RAS mains 2018 exams must be postponed from December 24, as we want time to study for the exams. Nine days are not enough for the preparations. The candidates whose results were announced in October had enough time to study for the mains” The candidates have written to RPSC chairman Deepak Upreti, newly elected Rajasthan’s CM Ashok Gehlot and All India Congress Committee requesting to postpone the dates of RAS mains 2018.

First published: December 15, 2018
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