STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Over 12,000 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination on Sunday which were held in two sessions at 26 centres across the state.
“A total of 12,208 candidates appeared in the examinations which were conducted smoothly,”Shakeel-ul-Rehman, Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) – which conducted the examination, told PTI.
Rehman said a total of 20,180 candidates had applied for the examination, out of which 460 were found to be ineligible.
“19,720 candidates were eligible to sit in the examinations which were conducted in two sessions , one each for General and Optional subjects,” he said.
He said out of the 19,720, 12,208 candidates appeared in the examinations, while a total of 7,512 candidates did not appear.
“In Jammu region out of the 11,679 total eligible candidates, 7,199 were present while 4,480 were absent. In Srinagar, out of 8,041 eligible candidates, 5,009 appeared in the examinations while 3,032 did not,” he said.
Rehman said while all the candidates, who appeared in General Studies paper in Srinagar, were present in the Optional paper as well, 40 candidates in Jammu region did not appear in the Optional paper after writing their General Studies paper.
He said the JKPSC had established 26 centres with 11 in Srinagar and 15 in Jammu for the conduct of examinations.
The official said there were no reports of unfair means and the examination for both the papers was conducted smoothly.
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