NPSC faces questions over 'anomalies' in question papers

•    CTAN asks for re-exam of NPSC-CTSE Civil Eng (Diploma)
•    NSF demands re-exam for post of Motor Vehicles Inspector

DIMAPUR, JUNE 12 (MExN): The Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) has drawn flak for anomalies in question papers for recently held examinations—CTSE Civil Engineering (Diploma) 2023 exam and the exam for post of Motor Vehicles Inspector. 

The Combined Technical Association of Nagaland (CTAN) and the Naga Students Federation (NSF) issued separate statements demanding re-examination for both. 

The CTAN in a letter to the NPSC Chairperson, said that in the recently concluded CTSE civil engineering diploma paper 1 and paper 2 on June 7, “it has been found that 84 questions from paper 1 and 73 questions from paper 2 has been repeated/copied from civil engineering (degree) question papers which was conducted on June 6.” 

Further the CTAN demanded for normalisation of marks/re-examination of civil engineering (degree) 2023 papers where 22 questions in paper 1 and 54 in paper 2 were a copy from CESE 2022. 

It urged the commission to be more responsible as the “trend of copy pasting from the previous year question paper/single objective books is nothing new” and this is not only observed in engineering branches but in all branches under NPSE-CTSE. 

Meanwhile, the Naga Students Federation (NSF) demanded that the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) conduct re-examination of the recently held exam for the post of Motor Vehicles Inspector

The NSF said that it has received complaints from candidates that the Automobile Diploma students were  deprived of equal opportunity and fairness in the examination, as questions were asked from other branches of engineering which were out of the syllabus as prescribed by the commission. 

In a press release, the NSF informed that question numbers 1 to 30 were asked from the survey diploma course which has no connection with automobile course. Further it informed that 3 questions i.e. No. 87, 89 and 113 were repeated in Question No 97, 95 and 117 respectively. 

 “Such a grave over sight by the members of a reputed commission in the form of NPSC which is responsible for recruiting the top bureaucrats and technocrats in the state cannot be tolerated,” the NSF stated.

It demanded that the NPSC re-conduct the said examination. “This will ensure that a level playing field is created for all the candidates desiring to serve the State government in the capacity Motor Vehicle Inspector,” the federation added.