Call on re-exam after probe: APPSC chief

A day after the candidates of Group-II exam staged a dharna following more than 200 computers developing snag owing to server problem at GITAM University centre, APPSC chairman P Uday Bhaskar has said

Published: 17th July 2017 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: A day after the candidates of Group-II exam staged a dharna following more than 200 computers developing snag owing to server problem at GITAM University centre, APPSC chairman P Uday Bhaskar has said that the commission would discuss all aspects of the glitches before taking a decision on re-conduct of the exam.

Uday Bhaskar visited GITAM University on Sunday and enquired about the facilities and infrastructure, apart from interacting with some candidates. He said similar problems were reported from an exam centre at Chirala in Prakasam district too.  

Of the three objective-type exam scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, the first one was delayed due to technical snags in the systems at the GITAM centre due to a server problem.

To a query on the chances of re-exam, he was evasive. This is the first time, technical snags due to server problem were reported in the Group-II mains exam. Apart from two centres in Vizag and Chirala respectively, there was no problem in the rest of the centres on Saturday and Sunday. Around 49,386 candidates attended the mains, he said.

“The commission will discuss all aspects of the glitches before taking a decision on the re-conduct of the exam. The decision will be taken before the commission announces the final key of the Group-II mains in a month. As per the official information, 41 candidates left the hall at GITAM centre after the server suddenly failed, delaying the exam,” he said.  After checking the CCTV camera footage, the candidates’ statements and a consultation with the government, the APPSC will finally announce its decision, he said.

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