Jamshedpur, Sep 19: Under tight security arrangements aspirants appeared for the prelims of the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) examinations that were held in two sittings on Sunday. DC Suraj Kumar had inspected Jamshedpur Cooperative College campus this morning. The tests for General Studies I and General Studies II were held at 1,102 centres across the state .
“The arrangements were made as Covid-19 security norms. I found papers to be easy. There were no tough questions,” said an aspirant. He said that the aspirants had to wear face masks and maintain social distance inside the exam centres. The aspirants were also advised to carry hand sanitisers to the exam halls and were allowed to enter the centres after thermal screening.
Most of the aspirants appeared satisfied with their performance after the first sitting of the exam from 10am to 12pm.
The Jharkhand Cabinet in February decided that candidates who were 35-year-old or younger on August 1, 2016 will be eligible to appear for the JPSC exams – a decision that also gave working professionals with over a decade of experience a chance to crack civil services.