As High court quashed the KAS 2016 mains examination, the aspirants are dejected as many of them had left their jobs.
Aijaz Ahmad, an aspirant told Rising Kashmir that Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) was aware that High Court might quash the whole examination and the candidates were already raising their apprehensions about this but still the commission went ahead with the examination.
“I had to appear in the State Eligibility Test (SET) conducted last week. However, due to holding of KAS mains examination, I couldn’t appear in SET exam. JKPSC ruined our careers,” he said.
The KAS candidates had appealed JKPSC last month to defer the KAS mains examination in view of the pending court litigation filed by 429 candidates, s were debarred by commission from appearing in the mains examination.
Another aspirant, Muzzamil Durez Khan, said he was working in a Delhi-based firm and left his job to prepare for the KAS examination.
“Soon after cracking the preliminary examination, the muck in the working of JKPSC came out as the official answer key had flaws,” he said.
Khan said he fears the present examination would meet the face of 2014 KAS examination which took JKPSC three years to complete.
“I have to prepare for the papers and appear again in the examination,” he said.
JKPSC is likely to issue a fresh notification within two days to notify dates for holding KAS 2016 mains exams afresh.
A top official in the JKPSC wishing anonymity said new dates would be notified this week only
He said the commission has to now allow dropped candidates, who were not earlier declared qualified for mains exams, to appear in the exams.