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RPSC reconducts RAS prelim exam, examinees made to write paper in vests, barefeet

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Jaipur: Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Saturday reconducted Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) prelim examination 2013, which was cancelled in 2014 after paper leak, under unprecedented security arrangements.

The examinees were not allowed to enter the examination hall with their shirts on, to avoid any sort of cheating incident. They were not allowed to wear shoes with laces and half sleeves shirts.

The bad weather compelled the examinees to wear warm clothes, but the rule book made them write the examination putting their vest on and barefeet.

Even the female candidates had to suffer a lot due to these bizarre rules and regulations.

CCTV cameras and mobile jammers were installed at sensitive centres in Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur and Bikaner districts and candidates were allowed to enter after being frisked by the police.

Candidate turnout is usually about 50-55 per cent in any examination conducted by the RPSC but only 42 per cent of the total 4.7 lakh candidates appeared in the examination on Saturday, he said.

(With PTI inputs)