The Karnataka Public Service Commission has released the official key answer of the Group C Non-Technical Recruitment exam. The exam was organized on December 18. The candidates who had taken the exam can check the key answer for both the papers at the official website www.kpsc.kar.nic.in.
The KPSC had notified the recruitment to 1,353 posts under Group C (Non-Technical) category and accordingly the written exam was conducted this Sunday. The written exam consisted of two papers – General Studies Paper 1 and Communications Paper 2. Both the papers consisted of 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered on OMR answer sheet.
KPSC Group C Paper 1 was conducted in the first shift from 10 am to 11.30, followed by the Paper 2 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The questions in Paper 1 covered several general and current affairs including general mathematical problems, politics, history and others. The Paper 2 was categorized into three sections: General Kannada (35 questions), General English (35 questions) and Computer Knowledge (30 questions). The negative marking will be applicable in both the papers and the candidates scoring marks equal to or above cut-offs will be called for interview.
While the examination was conducted successfully across all the test venues, some candidates complained that they were denied entry into the examination hall even when they were present well within time. Some candidates complained that the gates were closed at 9.42 am, while they should have been closed at 9.45 am. Such candidates were denied entry, to which KPSC Secretary Subodh Yadav said the rules were clearly mentioned in the hall ticket and in the notification. He said, “We have to stick to timings to maintain discipline and this must be accepted by all candidates.”
Along with the release of Group C key answers, KPSC has also opened the ‘Objection Facility’ to all the candidates. Upon finding any wrong answer in the official key answers, the candidates can file the objection with the proof supporting their claims. Such objections can be submitted on or before December 25 by paying a fee of Rs. 50 per question. This fee will be refunded if the objection filed by the candidate is found right. KPSC has uploaded the prescribed format for filing of objections to the key answers at the official website.