The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) got into another controversy on Tuesday when an aspirant of the prelims examination 2013, threatened to move the high court following an RTI report on his mark sheet.
Lakhan Singh Rajput, a resident of Indore, was left in a state of shock when an RTI inquiry revealed that he has attained more marks than the cut off and yet his name wasn’t in the merit list.
Despite scoring six marks more than the cut-off, Rajput did not find a place in the list of successful 12,399 candidates who qualified for the mains scheduled to be held in March 2015 for filling up of 755 vacant posts.
According to information obtained through RTI, Rajput got a total of 256 (144 in first paper and 112 marks in second) out of the total 368 marks, which is six marks more than the 250 marks cut-off set for male candidates in the general category by the Commission in the prelims. The result of prelims was declared on November 29, 2014.
Meanwhile, commission’s secretary Manohar Dubey said that if Rajput approaches the commission, they will look into the matter.
A group of students had earlier challenged the prelims examination alleging that 16 questions asked in the examination were incorrect.
Following the protests, the commission had scrapped all the 16 questions and the scoring was done on 368 marks.
Lakhan Singh Rajput's score
Total score: 256 (First paper - 144 and second paper 112)
Cut-off marks: 250 (for general category - male)