Imphal, June 3: Prelim examination for the MCSCC conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission on May 15, 2016 has been cancelled by an order of the Secretary MPSC. The civil service examination will be held afresh on July 3, 2016, the official notification said. Candidates are asked to download their admit cards from the official web site – www.empsc.gov.in with effect from June 15, 2016.
The decision to cancel the examination has been taken by the commission after due deliberation on the complaints made by some candidates regarding the errors in the question papers. The official notification issued today said that contradictory instructions in Para 9 on the cover page of test booklet were found out on the day of the examination when the booklet was opened.
On being noticed the error, the committee issued instructions to all the 24 (twenty four ) exam centres through the inspecting Officers to inform the candidates that there would be no negative marking . The instruction was verbally announced in all the room of the exam centres.
The MPSC notification further said that, even though the announcement were made complaints were received from some of the candidates stating that the instruction had not been clearly announced in the room or that they did not hear the instruction clearly.
The notification also added that on scrutiny of the OMR sheets, the commission found that some candidates had indeed left several questions unanswered, possibly because they were under the impression that there would be negative marking