Darjeeling, 4 August
Amid uncertainty due to the indefinite bandh in the Hills, the Public Service Commission (PSC), West Bengal miscellaneous service recruitment exams were held in Darjeeling today.
In the examination, only 750 candidates appeared out of a total of 2,696 candidates. It is learnt that the maximum number of candidates of Kalimpong and Kurseong could not attend the exams due to the bandh. In addition, false rumours and miscommunication resulted in the candidates missing their PSC exam that is conducted once in a year in the whole of West Bengal.
In Darjeeling, the PSC exams were centered at St Robert higher secondary school (SRS), St Teresa higher secondary school (STA) and Nepali Girls higher secondary school (NGHS).
The maximum number of candidates who failed to sit for the PSC exam are from the Hills.
The district deputy magistrate, Mr SB Samardas, said: “There is no way the state government will conduct re-examination.”