Kupwara: The candidates who are scheduled to appear in the test for the post of Laboratory Assistant have expressed resentment against the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) for announcing inappropriate timing and date for the exams.
The aspirants termed the timing as ‘out of sense’.
The aspirants from far off districts like Kupwara, Shopian and Bandipora are not happy with the timing and have raised concerns about it.
They demanded authorities to change the in exam timing or shift of centers to respective districts.
The exam timing for the post as per the aspirants is 9am and the reporting time is 8am.
“I live 25 kilometers from main district Kupwara and my exam center is at SSM College Parihaspora. How can I reach in the wee hours to Srinagar?,” asked Arshid ahmad, a resident of Kakmoona Kupwara .
“My exam center is at Rangreth Srinagar. I live in a far off place where there is no traffic even on day time. I fear, I may miss my exam because it not possible for me to reach so early,” another candidate from Chewa Bandipora.
According to JKSSB notification, the exam for Laboratory Assistant which commences from 14th February 2018 onwards is scheduled to be held under different timings, the first batch starting from 9am. Also the exam will be commuter based.
The aspirants are of the opinion that the exam is held on different dates and it is obvious that the question paper will be different for different batches. “This will lead a bias because some candidates will get easy paper and some will get tough which will lead to injustice with some aspirants,” they said.
“It is district wise post. Why cannot they take exam in respective districts,” said a group of aspirants who are going to sit in this exam.
“It is computer based test. It cannot be held in every district because of the lack of facilities. It is a joint decision by members of JKSSB,” Employees working at JKSSB office Rambagh said.
“Aspirants who cannot reach on time should come one day earlier prior to exam date and stay somewhere in the vicinity for a night near exam centers. The timing and centers cannot be changed at any cost,” they said.
However, Secretary JKSSB Tassaduq Hussain Mir could not be contacted for the comments as his phone remained switched off.