Candidates file cases on TNPSC exams

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Chennai, Aug 11 (UNI) With only five days left for the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group-I Main Examination, over 100 cases have been filed by aggrieved candidates after recent judicial intervention.

On July 31, Madras High Court directed the TNPSC to allow 31 candidates, who did not clear the preliminary test, to write the main examination.

The candidates prayed the court to direct the TNPSC to treat them as having passed the preliminary examination conducted on December 23, 2007.

All 31 candidates claimed the marks awarded to them were lower than expected.

This, according to them, was due to factual inaccuracies in questions and erroneous key allegedly given for the questions.

''As the Group-I selection is made after seven years and many of the candidates will not be able to appear for the next examination as their age may exceed the permissible limit, we are forced to file the writ petitions,'' said one of the petitioners.

The TNPSC has, however, claimed the discrepancies pointed out by the candidates had already been rectified by seeking the opinion of a three-member expert committee.

It admitted one of the questions mentioned by the candidates was not taken into account by the committee.

Hence, the court directed the candidates to submit all disputed questions before August seven and directed the TNPSC to place them before an expert committee for verification.

The final marks of the candidates would be determined after the verification and the candidates declared successful if their score exceeded the cut-off marks.

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