The answer key for KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) group C non-technical category examination has been released. KPSC had notified 2039 posts to be filled under Group C (Non-Technical) category for which the written examination was conducted by the Commission. The Group C (Non-Technical) posts include Librarian, Commercial Tax Inspector, Graduate Assistants/Teachers, Accounts Assistant, Hostel Superintendent, Bill Collector, Junior Accounts Assistant and other posts.
The written exam was conducted in three parts, with the first phase exam (degree basis – general exam) on August 28, followed by Kannada exam on September 10 and the final exam (PUC & SSLC basis exam) on 11 September. As the last exam held this Sunday, the KPSC Group C key answer have been made available at the Commission’s website kpsc.kar.nic.in.
KPSC Group C exam held on September 11 consisted of two papers. General (Paper-I) was scheduled from 10 am to 11.30 am while the second paper (Communication) was conducted from 2 pm to 4 pm. All the candidates were required to take both the papers. Each paper contained 100 objective type questions with each question having 1 mark. The paper also had negative marking and 0.25 mark would be deducted from the score for each wrong response marked on the OMR sheet. Communication (Paper-II) was further divided in three sections: General Kannada (35 questions), General English (35 questions) and Computer Knowledge (30 questions).
The Commission has published the KPSC Group C key answer at its official site and the candidates can access it to check their answers. This would give them a fair idea about the marks they would score in the exam. The candidates can also file objection to the answers if they find it wrong. The Commission has also uploaded the Objection Format according to which the objection(s) can be submitted. The objection form must be accompanied by a fees of Rs. 50 per question in the form of IPO/DD drawn in favour of the ‘Secretary, Karnataka Public Service Commission’. The fees would be refunded to the candidates in respect of the objection(s) which is/are found to be valid. The same can be done before the last date which is September 18.
While the exam was conducted peacefully across all the centres, Deccan Herald reported that some candidates were not allowed to take the exam at one centre in Bengaluru. The exam was scheduled to begin at 10 am and it was clearly informed to all the candidates that no one would be allowed entry into the centre after 9.30 am. Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Dairy Circle was made an examination centre for KPSC Group C exam and while majority of the candidates reached in time, some were not able to report before 9.30 am. Such candidates were not allowed to take the test as the Principal of Government ITI, Mr. Ramesh Desai said he had no discretionary power and hence he was not authorised to allow the latecomers irrespective of their reason for being late for the exam.