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Maharashtra Public Service Commission increases student cap eligibility for main exams

Earlier, as per the directives, depending on the results of the preliminary examinations and the determined cut-off marks, the number of candidates allowed to qualify for the main examination would be 12 times the vacancies available that year.

pune Updated: Oct 10, 2017 16:22 IST
Ananya Barua
Owing to the increase in the number of candidates applying for these competitive examinations, MPSC has decided to increase the eligibility to almost 16 times the number of vacancies available.
Owing to the increase in the number of candidates applying for these competitive examinations, MPSC has decided to increase the eligibility to almost 16 times the number of vacancies available.(HT FILE PHOTO)

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has decided to increase the cap for eligibility for the main examination, bringing much relief to candidates.

Owing to the increase in the number of candidates applying for these competitive examinations, MPSC has decided to increase the eligibility to almost 16 times the number of vacancies available.

Earlier, as per the directives, depending on the results of the preliminary examinations and the determined cut-off marks, the number of candidates allowed to qualify for the main examination would be 12 times the vacancies available that year.

“Like any other recruitment process, MPSC also conducts its recruitment based on three stages of assessment and the main exam is crucial.

“This consideration has been made, keeping in mind the students who perform well in the preliminary exam and are borderline on the cut-off,” said Pradeep Kumar, secretary of the MPSC.

“Such a move would also allow more healthy and strict competition among the candidates,” he added.

Now, the number of candidates allowed to qualify has been increased by 16 times.

The commission is conducting the recruitment examination for government posts, in various departments.

Candidates have to pass three stages which include the preliminary exam, the main test and eventually the final interview.