Five each from general and OBC categories make it to interview round
PANJIM: The poor performance of aspirants to civil service posts continues, as at Sunday’s Computer Based Recruitment Test (CBRT) for four posts of Block Development Officer (BDO) conducted by Goa Police Service Commission (GPSC) just 10 applicants cleared the test.
In all 879 of 1061 applicants who were shortlisted to appear for the CBRT answered the exam held across different centres on Sunday. Disappointingly, only 10 – five from the general category (GC) and five belonging to OBC – which is barely little over 1 per cent of the candidates, have made it to the interview round.
Disappointed with the result, GPSC chairman Jose Manuel Noronha has advised students to prepare thoroughly for such exams. “Thorough preparation at the appropriate level and reference of previous question papers would help candidates improve their performance,” he said, reiterating that students are intelligent but need to prepare well.
In all 1089 candidates had applied for the four posts of BDO – three for the general category and one reserved for OBC – of whom 1061 (866 GC and 195 OBC) were shortlisted to appear for the CBRT held on Sunday. With 879 (705 GC and 174 OBC) appearing for the exams, five each from the two categories have entered the final round.
Noronha revealed that the 75 marks paper had the highest score of 53 marks in the general category, while in the OBC category 48 was the maximum scored. The chairman said that to qualify for the next round, general category candidates should achieve 60 per cent, while for OBC candidates it is 55 per cent.
Civil service aspirants have given disappointing performances in recent months forcing the Commission to re-advertise the posts such as junior scale officers whereas the balance 20 posts for assistant agriculture officers (AAO); junior gynecology (1 post), assistant professor Marathi (1) and commercial taxes officer (2) will also be advertised as candidates failed the initial exams.
In a slight relief to the Commission, as well as to the government, the four candidates who had cleared the initial examination processes for AAO to qualify for the interview that was held last Thursday, have passed the final round too. Among the four, one belongs to the general category, two OBC and one ST.