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Stage set for NPSC exam

Kohima, June 11: A total of 13,942 candidates will be writing the preliminary examinations of the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) on June 14 vying for 71 posts.

Chairman of the commission K. Puroh, after inaugurating a multi-utility hall on the commission’s premises, today said the commission is fully prepared to conduct the examinations.

He said this time, a new system had been introduced where candidates would be given a copy of optical mark reader.

“This has been done to maintain transparency and also ensure candidates’ confidence in the commission,” he added.

Another new system is introduction of 100 per cent online application forms, Puroh said.

To a query on the fate of candidates who could not download their admit cards because of technical snags, Puroh said if a candidate’s application is accepted by a computer after completion of necessary formalities, the commission will ensure that he appears in the exams even if he does not get an admit card.

According to Puroh, all candidates will be sitting for a common syllabus and students who have appeared in BA final are also allowed to write the exams.

The question paper will comprise 200 marks (200 questions with negative marking). Results will be tentatively declared within 20-30 days, Puroh said.

The NPSC chairman said two seats had been reserved for the physically-challenged and for this section of candidates — with poor eyesight and various other disabilities — one-hour extra time would be given.

The students will write their exams at 20 centres spread across the state.

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