Rajasthan Jail Prahari Exam starts, Only 30 percent appeared on 1st Day

The online examination for filling Prison Guard (Jail Prahari) posts commenced on Saturday, however, only 30 percent candidates turned up for the exam. Sardal Patel Police University, Jodhpur had earlier notified that the Jail Prahari online exam will be conducted from August 26 to September 14 at 43 centers across the State for which over 5.7 lakh candidates are registered. The overall attendance on the first day of online exam was recorded as only 30 percent.

Around 41 thousand candidates were allotted the examination centers for the first day, i.e. August 26, however, only 30.17 percent of them actually appeared in the exam. The main reason behind low attendance was probably the time gap between the application process and exam dates. The recruitment for Jail Prahari was announced in the year 2015 but the exam was cancelled due to the issue of leaked question paper. Later, the Sardar Patel University of Police (SPUP), Security & Criminal Justice, Jodhpur was authorized to conduct the Jail Prahari Recruitment examination in online mode to ensure safe conduct of the exam and fair evaluation.

Earlier on 20th August, the University issued admit cards to all eligible candidates. The admit cards were uploaded on the official website- www.policeuniversity.ac.in. Rajasthan Jail Prahari exam is scheduled to be conducted daily till 14th September 2017 by Sardar Patel University of Police (SPUP).

The numbers of candidates who have applied for the exam are 5.77 Lakh. Under the examination, 925 applicants are to be recruited for the posts. Jail Prahari exam is being conducted in three shifts each day at 43 test centers across the State. Maximum 19 test centers have been set up in Jaipur for the exam.

The online Jail Prahari exam comprises of multiple choice question (MCQs) distributed in three sections named as Part A, Part B, and Part C. Part A has Deliberation and logical ability related questions, Part B has General knowledge, general science, social science, current affairs related questions, and Part C consists of questions on History of Rajasthan, culture, art, geography. The number of marks for sections- Part A, Part B, and Part C are 180, 100, and 120 respectively. Each question carries 4 marks, while 1 mark is to be deducted for each wrong answer.

SPUP had exclusively instructed the candidates to carry Postcard size photograph (4 X 6 inch), but many candidates failed to carry it on the first day. Later, the University officials said the candidates not carrying the required documents (postcard size photo, ID proof and admit card) were not allowed to appear for the exam.

The department has already made the mock test available on the Official website as well. So, the applicants who are willing to understand the exam pattern in order to practice for the Main online test can go through the mock test.

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