Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has published two very important notifications about the Assistant Engineer (AEN) mains exam. The first is about the extended result. And the second is the exam date for mains. Both have been released under the news and events section of rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in.
As per the official “press note regarding exam dates for asst. engineer comb. comp. (mains) exam 2018”, RPSC AEN mains 2019 will be held from October 9 to October 11. Which means that there is no change in the exam dates!
The other notice titled “extended result (by court order) for asst. Engineer (civil/ mech / elect) combined competitive (pre.) examination-2018” contains a roll numbers of 911 candidates for AEN civil, 314 for AEN mechanical / electrical, and 3 for panchayati raj asst engg, who are also qualified temporarily for the mains exam, as a result of the high court orders.
Revised or extended result notice also contains the new cut off. For AEN, the revised cut off is 102.78 for ST male, 102.78 for OBC, all for females. AEN mechanical / electrical cut off for ST females is 85.2. For OBC females it is 85.2, and for other OBCs it is 169.43. Panchayati Raj AEN cut offs is 111.8 for ST.
RPSC AEN 2019 Issue # 1: High cut off of ST, OBC
RPSC had announced the result of AEN prelims on July 18. In which, the cut off of ST and OBC candidates was higher than that of general candidates. This matter was presented through writ petitions by several candidates.
Hon’ble’ High Court of Jaipur passed interim orders after the hearing on September 26 on the matter of writ petition number 14788/2019 Manish Kumar Meena vs Rajasthan state and others, and other relevant writ petitions. Because of that order, RPSC has published revised results.
RPSC AEN 2019 Issue # 2: Few days left for mains
The new issue is the AEN mains exam date. Candidates have expressed that they will not be able to prepare for the exam in ten days time. Some have requested that the exam be postponed by at least 60 days, whereas others have asked for it to be delayed by 90 days.
On one hand, a section of candidates claim that since results were announced in July, there was enough time to prepare.
But others say that there are two main reasons to postpone the exam. Firstly, most candidates had been waiting for revised results due to the ongoing case. So even those whose roll numbers were there in the results were not sure of what would happen. And secondly, the 1228 candidates who have just come to know that they are also eligible for the mains will be disadvantaged – they are getting only 10 days to prepare whereas others have had around three months.
Candidates have taken to social media to express their concerns. The final decision shall be as per official notices by RPSC, at rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in.