53rd to 55th COMBINED COMPETITIVE MAINS EXAMINATION
IS SCALLING NEEDED TO SECURE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?
In a recent Judgment Patna High court criticized BPSC that its selection process is not up to mark. Actually some students had moved court against 48th to 52nd civil services final result. In that examination a huge disparities were found in marking pattern in optional subjects. For example, students who opted philosophy, anthropology, Sanskrit literature, Persian were awarded an average 140 to 150 marks in each paper, and rest optional subjects were awarded average marks. Consequently, maximum final selected students were from those mentioned subjects. Going through all these process, high court directed BPSC to follow moderation in forthcoming examinations. Court also directed that if possible; follow it in 53rd to 55th combined examination. However, so far BPSC has not cleared whether it is going to follow moderation or not. So everybody is in dilemma. Almost every public service commission, which includes union public service commission, follow moderation in mains examination. So logically BPSC should also follow moderation process. But it seems BPSC doesn’t want to get trapped in court cases. So keep finger crossed.