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Manipur govt amends state service exam
Correspondent Imphal, Feb 20:
Published on 20 Feb. 2011 11:24 PM IST
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The Manipur government has amended the Manipur civil service combined (MCSC) preliminary examination, an official source in the Manipur public service commission (MPSC) said Sunday.
According to the official, the Manipur civil service combined preliminary examination will have single paper of objective type in the ‘General Studies’ (degree standard) of three hour duration having 200 questions, with a maximum of 300 marks.
The state government has approved a proposal made by the commission for the amendment to make the examination plan and scheme for preliminary examination at par with the method adopted by Tamil Nadu public service commission, the official said.
The Manipur civil service combined preliminary examination will consist of one paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and would carry maximum of 300 marks in the general studies.
Moreover the official said that the syllabus is mentioned in sub section (A) of section -II
This civil service examination was meant to serve as a screening test and the marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit, the official added.
The number of candidates to be admitted for the main examination will be five times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in various services and posts, he said.
According to sources, only the successful candidates who are declared qualified by the commission for preliminary examination will be eligible for admission to the main examination for that particular year, provided they are otherwise, eligible for admission to main examination.
The official said that the provision relating to 25 optional subjects for preliminary examination, under part-A of Section-III of Chapter II appended to the Manipur civil services combined competitive examination rule, 2008 stands deleted.

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