Post Mortem

Where is npsc prelims result?

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 4/13/2019 12:29:27 PM IST

 Over 150 days have passed since around 13 thousand of us first saw our 2018 NPSC CSE question paper for the first time. Ever since, some have accidently memorized the entire question paper over the anticipation that the result will be declared soon; some have counted their scores for the 74th time earlier today; while some have carefully slipped it within some folders or books never to be seen again. Whatever the case may be, there is always that one question we all want the answer for: Where is our prelims result?

By this time, UPSC CSE certainly gets the whole mains examination process conducted for the 10,000 candidates that they select out of those 4-5 lakhs candidates who appear for the preliminary exam every year. We are talking national here.

Coming back to our state, of course, our state’s commission does declare the answer keys and candidates have queries and corrections and these are bound to consume some time. But to take more than 150 days to declare the result of a mere 13-15 thousand candidates is painfully astounding. And it’s not like we use the traditional MCQ marking method by pen or pencil where the invigilators have to manually check the sheets with chances of getting caught up in answers where he isn’t sure if it is a marked answer or just a smashed mosquito. It is the same OMR sheet, used by any other recruitment bodies today, that takes a maximum of two minutes to scan 100 sheets (using just a standard OMR sheet checker).

Even if the results get declared today, 2 more months have to be reserved before the mains examination is conducted, and there can’t be any compromise on that. So, that’s over 210 days from prelims to mains, which is almost twice the time taken by UPSC for the very same process except for much much more candidates.

It’s already a pain in the back for the exam to be an annual one. Now, adding to that, it has turned from a regular year (NPSC 2017 or NPSC 2018) to a financial year (NPSC 2017-18 or NPSC 2018-19). Some of the candidates give their whole youth lives investing on this exam, and the least that the commission could do is to be on time.

The Nagaland PSC may have its own reasons, of court cases or complains or elections and what not. But the bottom line is: It’s taking too long and it’s getting more uncertain with each passing year. We can’t make plans or even live our lives in peace for that matter. However our performances are, we still want to know the result.

The frustration of being unemployed only gets added with each and every passing day, irrespective of if it’s my birthday or my generous friend’s. I sincerely request the commission to try and not add more to it.

Motsuthung Yanthan, 



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