BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday set aside Odisha Judicial Service (OJS)-2015 (prelim) examinations and directed the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) to conduct the examinations afresh.
The single judge bench of Justice BR Sarangi directed the OPSC to conduct the OJS Mains exams within four weeks of publication of the result of the prelims.
Acting on writ petitions filed by Madhumala Bisoyee and 18 other aspirants, who had alleged serious mistakes in the questions papers of the OJS Prelims 2015, the court had earlier debarred OPSC from publishing the results.
The prelims held on May 31 this year had featured erroneous questions, the petitioners alleged. As many as 16 of the total 100 questions were wrong, they stated.
To top that, the question paper was replete with grammatical and typographical errors.
While apprehending improper assessments due to the errors, the petitioners had appealed for award of grace marks for erroneous questions. More than 2,000 candidates had appeared for the examination.