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APPSC all set to conduct prelims on Nov 1, all measures taken to conduct a fool-proof exam

The prelim exams will be held on November 1 and the tentative date for the mains has been fixed as February 6, 2021

APPSC all set to conduct prelims on Nov 1, all measures taken to conduct a fool-proof exam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Oct 2020 6:02 AM GMT

Itanagar: Based on their past experiences, the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is all set to conduct a fool-proof examination (preliminary) on November 1 this year with all precautionary measures in place. For the first time, the candidates this time will be appearing for the preliminary exam based on the UPSC pattern.

The prelims will have two papers – general studies and civil services aptitude test.

APPSC Secretary AR Talwade informed that the exam will be conducted the way UPSC had conducted its exam on October 4.

Talwade informed, ''around 26,000 candidates have applied for the test so far, the examination will be held in 17 centers and 26 sub-centers across the state,''

Talking on the COVID-19 guidelines, Talwade said that all the COVID-19 protocols will be followed and that they have informed all the candidates through their admit cards to come along with their masks and sanitizers. ''There will not be any entry of candidates without masks'' he added.

Further, the staff engaged in the functioning of the exam will be provided with masks and sanitizers. To maintain social distancing, seating arrangements with six feet distance from all directions have been set.

The APPSC issued a recruitment notification for 79 fresh posts on February 11 2020. The preliminary examination was previously scheduled for May 17 and the mains were scheduled from October 9 to 17.

However, due to the nationwide lockdown, the dates of prelims was postponed to November 1, and the tentative date for the mains has been slated for February 6, 2021.

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