Four days to Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) preliminary entrance examination on December 12 (Saturday) to short-list future civil servants, almost all candidates are yet to be able to download their admit cards from the official portal.
The PPSC had asked them to get it from ppsc.gov.in on December 4, but only a few were lucky. The only response now is “You cannot download admit card”. Poor preparedness on part of the PPSC has left the candidates angry and confused. “I have been tense since the day this confusing, unexplained message came on my phone. It doesn’t say if there is a snag in the system of an error in the form. We don’t know even the status,” said a candidate.
“The delay has kept me from beginning my final revision for the examination. Even the query posted to the PPSC email address given on the website has yielded no response. The landline number listed on the portal is always busy,” said another candidate.
In a saving grace, the PPSC message to the candidate on their registered mobile phones mentions the centre allotted. The candidates from outside Patiala especially are wary of making a busy trip to the PPSC office when they should be studying.
Asked to react to the complaints, PPSC chairman TS Gill said: “We have fixed the problem. The candidate unable to download the admit cards can approach the PPSC head office to get a copy. The PPSC secretary will take care of it.”
22,000 compete for 101 posts
The examination to select civil servants in various positions, including executive posts, was scheduled earlier for December 6 but postponed to December 12. Nearly 22,000 candidates have applied for 101 posts.