HYDERABAD: Except for a minor technical glitch at one of the examination centres, the Telangana State Public Service Commission’s (TSPSC) first-ever online recruitment examination was held peacefully at 99 centres across the state on Sunday.
Out of the 30,783 registered candidates, 24,383 took the the computer-based recruitment test (CBRT) for the posts of assistant engineer in government departments.
After finding a minor malfunction in the computers at one of the centres in Hyderabad, officials immediately shifted the candidates from that centre to another. All the 136 candidates wrote the examination after a slight delay. However, they were given time as per the rules.
As scheduled, The test commenced at 10 am in the morning session and at 2.30 pm in the afternoon session at all centres in Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam and Warangal. In the wake of recent online exam frauds exposed in the city, the TSPSC arranged high security at the examination centres.
Director-general of police Anurag Sharma, along with other police officials, visited the the TSPSC’s command centre terminal where entire examination process was shown live.
The TSPSC has already received the response sheets of candidates and audit trail from most of the test centres. It will send the answer-sheets to the candidates along with the preliminary key after 6 pm on Monday.
Candidates can send their objections to the preliminary key, if any, to TSPSC within two days. After studying their objections, TSPSC will publish the final key on September 24, according to a press release.