Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Thursday said trilingual question papers introduced recently for SSC exams in 13 languages helps remove bias against non-Hindi candidates.
Addressing a Question Bank Workshop on civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering here, SSC chairman N K Raghupathy said the introduction of trilingual question papers in 13 languages has helped the traditionally deficit states to perform well and removed the bias against non-Hindi candidates.
“We are also allowing candidates to seek interview in their own languages in regional centres. This will provide a better level playing field,” he said.
However Raghupathy pointed out a flaw in the system of attending interviews in one’s native language. “The candidate has to depend on the translator to translate what they speak accurately,” he said.
He said that the Staff Selection Commission is likely to recruit about one lakh candidates this year, and expects to receive more than 1.3 crore applications.
The target is 85,000 jobs this year, but the number could reach one lakh. Of this, 50,000 vacancies of constables exist in central police organization besides posts in Group B and C cadre. Meanwhile, SSC officials have started preparing a question bank for the exams. A regional centre official said that during the two-day workshop they will be paring about 5,000 to 6,000 questions which may later be pruned.
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission chairman R Nataraj said exams will be conducted for Group II to fill up 3,600 posts in August. He said applications can be downloaded online. He also said that they have received 12 lakh online forms for the 10,793 posts Group IV.