GPSC class 1 & 2 exams to be held each alternative year

There is a good news coming from Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) office that the class 1 and class 2 exam of the Commission would be held once in two years. Gujarat newly appointed Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced this news during the inauguration of the new GPSC building in Gandhinagar. Following the announcement, it is evident that the GPSC aspirants would not have to wait for years to appear in the exam.

Last time, GPSC exam was held in 2014 after a huge gap of 7 years. Even the result of the exam held in 2007 was declared in 2012. Due to this gap, aspirants had to face critical problems. But, all these problems seem to get away with the new announcement.

Even though Chief Minister has actively said about the exam, aspirants are still assuming this news as dubious. They said the announcement cannot be taken as granted after seeing the past records of GPSC. Most of the students cited the frequent change of chairman and secretaries of GPSC as the reason of irregularity in the exam.

Aspirants also asked the GPSC to emulate the procedure of UPSC to bring better effect in the system. People also doubt the authoritarian power of GPSC. Some said GPSC has no power to conduct the test on a regular basis and despite preparing schedules and calendars regularly, nothing works accordingly due to the absence of political will.

But from the GPSC side, it seems that the situation is getting revived. GPSC Chairman Dinesh Dasa brought some positive aspects of the commission and announced some changes. He said, “While UPSC calendar includes 10-15 exams, we have published for 80 odd recruitment exams. We are trying to revive on a large scale. Slowly, we are proceeding towards CBRT (Computer Based Recruitment Test) which will immediately reflect result after the exam.”

Hopefully this time, the state commission would take a stand on its promises as it had wasted a lot of time and opportunity for many candidates. The reformed version of the commission can solve the anxiety and bring cheers to the students.

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