Allahabad High Court yesterday ordered the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission to stay the Provincial Civil Services (Judicial) mains examination after a group filed petition alleging irregularities in the Question paper of Preliminary Examination.
The preliminary examination for PCS (J) was conducted in June and the results were declared in August 2013. The Mains Examination was scheduled to be conducted on September 28.The order was passed by a Division Bench, comprising Justices Rajesh Kumar and Manoj Misra, on a writ petition alleging that there were mistakes in the General Knowledge paper of the Prelims examinations held earlier this year.
The petition was filed by Manoj Kumar Yadav and others. They had claimed that a number of candidates were declared successful despite giving wrong answers to the multiple choice questions, while many deserving ones had failed to make it to the Mains because of the discrepancy.
Another petitioner Shreyase Agarwal had claimed that the UPPSC’s answer key released after the preliminary examinations had marked wrong options as right, which affected her total score and she was declared unsuccessful. She claimed that she failed to get to the cut-off level by three marks.
The Court would hear the case again on October 10, hence it asked UPPSC to stay the examination till then. It also asked UPPSC to form a special committee to probe the allegations.