Riddled with corruption, the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) assured the prospective candidates of correcting the anomalies in questions and their answers and published a corrected model answer sheet. But even the so-called corrected model has many discrepancies and candidates, who could not make it to the written test, are blaming the authorities for deliberately doing it for favouring the candidates of their choice.
If the experts of the JPSC are to be believed, the governor is the chairman of the state civil services is a true option (answer of Q no 25 in set C of political science paper) and the headquarters of G-15 is in New Delhi and not Geneva ( answer to Q no 84 in the same set).
Although Karl Marx found the state to be an instrument of capitalists to exploit the working class, the JPSC experts feel otherwise that according to Marx, the state came into being to end exploitation of the poor (answer to Q no 62 in the same set).
According to a candidate, there are more than half a dozen answers in the model answer sheet that are wrong. According to him, while it is an established fact that C Wright Mills coined the term “elite power”, the JPSC answer sheet says it is V Pareto who did it which is wrong. Similarly, the answers of question nos. 18 and 69 are also wrong, he added.
Though the results of the fourth state civil services exams are out, candidates who could not make it are finding it difficult to digest the irregularities and are planning to take legal recourse for scraping the results. Former chairman and many other members of the commission are already behind bars for allegedly committing mass irregularities to favour the candidates of their choice and their relatives.
JPSC controller of examinations Bal Mukund Jha said the candidates should have intimated the irregularities in the revised answer sheets to the commission as the commission is open to redressal of grievances.
“If any such complaints come to us, we will certainly refer it to experts on the panel of the commission,” he said.
Told about the wrong answers, he said though the responsibility of revising the answers was given to a renowned teacher of the state. “Even if we know it, we can’t do it on our own. It has to be referred to the experts,” he added. courtesy: TOI