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PCS (judicial) exam: Draw up fresh list of prelims qualifiers, says HC

The direction was given by high court bench of justice Surya Kant and justice Sudip Ahluwalia while disposing of 18-odd petitions filed challenging answer key of the exam conducted on January 15, 2017.

punjab Updated: May 21, 2017 08:55 IST
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The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to draw up a fresh list of Punjab Civil Services (PCS judicial) preliminary exam qualifiers.

The direction was given by high court bench of justice Surya Kant and justice Sudip Ahluwalia while disposing of 18-odd petitions filed challenging answer key of the exam conducted on January 15, 2017.

The HC bench, however, has made it clear that those candidates who have already been declared qualified to appear in the main examination, would not be affected by the order. Only those additional candidates who reach the score of the last qualified candidate in the original result after awarding the marks as asked for by high court would be treated as qualified.

The bench added that not only petitioners even those who were not before court would be covered by the judgment. The high court has mainly asked to make changes in result in respect of three questions.

The PPSC had advertised 121 posts of civil judge (junior division) in October, 2016. The exam was held on January 15, which had 125 multiple choice questions. One question was deleted on account of misprint and on the basis of objections received, the final answer key was put out on February 7 followed by list of qualifiers.

The petitioners had objections about answer key of a total of 11 questions mainly about deletion of questions due to misprinting, wrong alteration of answer key and wrong answers treated as correct in the revised answer key.