Day-1 of constable recruitment exam peaceful, 7.5 lakh take test

The first day of Rajasthan Police Recruitment Exam-2018, to be held over two days in four shifts, was conducted peacefully across the state on Saturday even as the special operations group (SOG) of state police arrested three men for allegedly duping five aspirants

jaipur Updated: Jul 14, 2018 21:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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A police personnel removes a wristband of a candidate before entering the examination centre for the Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2018, in Bikaner on Saturday.(PTI)

The first day of Rajasthan Police Recruitment Exam-2018, to be held over two days in four shifts, was conducted peacefully across the state on Saturday even as the special operations group (SOG) of state police arrested three men for allegedly duping five aspirants.

As per the officials nearly 7.5 lakh aspirants took the test in two shifts on Saturday while an equal number will do so on Sunday.

An aspirant removes her anklets before entering examination hall in Jaipur on Sunday. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

“Arrangements were made for around 7.5 lakh candidates today. The department requests all the candidates appearing for the exam on Sunday to follow the code of conduct set for the exams,” DGP OP Galhotra said.

Additional DGP Rajeev Sharma said that they are keeping a “strict vigil on people who are trying to disrupt” the exam.

Meanwhile, in a joint operation, the SOG and Churu police nabbed three youth, who allegedly duped five constable recruitment exam aspirants. “The men identified as Sandeep, Dileep, and Amit — all natives of Kadran village of Churu district — had taken Rs 5,000 from each candidate, assuring them of guaranteed selection in constable exams,” said ASP Pushpendra Singh, SOG.

A case has been filed under section 419,420(b) and 120 of IPC. Many admit cards, Aadhar cards, passport size photographs were recovered from the accused.

As many as 664 exam centres, including 209 in Jaipur ditrict, have been set up and tight security arrangements have been made for the exam, IG, recruitment, Prashakha Mathur said.

Aspirants, most of them bare foot, and some without shirts, come out after appearing in teh constable recruitment exam in Jaipur on Saturday. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

It is for the second time the police department is holding this exam.

Online exam for recruiting constables was held in different shifts in March this year, but it was cancelled after special operation group of the state police busted a gang involved in facilitating candidates in cheating in a high-tech manner.

The exam is offline and optical mark recognition (OMR) based this time and arrangements for frisking each candidate, their biometric attendance have been made.

The candidates have been instructed to be in a specific dress code, police said.

Mobile Internet services have been suspended during the exam shifts to prevent any possibility of cheating through any device, they said.

It is for the first time that mobile Internet has been suspended in the entire state, police said.

The exam is being held for 13,143 posts.

First Published: Jul 14, 2018 21:35 IST