Tension prevailed at some centres in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Choudwar and other places during the conduct of the re-examination of paper 1 of Combined Police Service Examination (CPSE) 2018.
Resentment brewed among aspirants as they could not appear for the examinations at their designated centres. “The exam was initially conducted in July and there were several errors for which re-exam was scheduled to be held today. However, several technical errors cropped up again today,” said an aspirant from Balasore.
The candidate alleged that it is really tough to come all the way from Balasore and other parts of the state to come to Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to appear the exam.
“We want to urge the government to ensure that the exam should be conducted in the home district of the aspirants so that they do not face problems. Efforts should also be taken to ensure that a reputed organisation should be roped in to conduct the exam without glitches,” said another aspirant.
Following this, Odisha Police Recruitment Board (OPRB) Chairman Sudhanshu Sarangi announced that the re-examination of Paper I in CPSE 2018 has been postponed because of software issues.
“We have postponed the examination due to the problems caused by software issues. It was found that Question Papers could not be downloading properly,” said Sarangi.
Regretting the inconvenience, Sarangi assured that no candidate will be denied the opportunity to take the exam. According to Sarangi, the responsibility of conducting the CPSE 2018 has been given to a central agency. “We will take appropriate action against the agency,” he said.