Srinagar: The aspirants of teacher posts on Thursday sought the intervention of the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, to look into what it called a “discriminatory system of exam” to be held by the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board on March 9th.
The candidates said that JKSSB has formulated a discriminatory system of examination for the recently advertised teacher’s posts. “Under this system, the board is going to hold the exam with multiple question papers for the same examination with limited number of seats. Through this system of examination, the level of difficulty greatly varies from one paper to the other,” it reads.
Moreover, it said that through this system some candidates get more time to prepare while others get less, as the gap between different papers is about two weeks. “This violates the fundamental right to equal opportunity guaranteed under Article 16 of the constitution,” it said.
The appeal further said that there is a ruling by the Supreme Court of India regarding the conduct of NEET by the CBSE.
It added: “In the year 2017, CBSE conducted NEET with multiple paper system. In this regard, the Supreme Court said that it is “illogical” to set multiple papers for the same examination, and it would be very difficult to evaluate the credentials of various candidates as it is very difficult to balance the level of difficulty in multiple papers. The CBSE has accepted the ruling of the Apex Court and has said that from 2018 onwards there will be only one set of question papers for one examination.”
Teacher aspirants further said “it is very evident that this system of examination is discriminatory and illogical, besides making the success a mere chance of luck.”