In a surprising turn of events, the Rajasthan High Court has cancelled the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) prelims result, today, i.e. February 22, 2022. As per reports, the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) will now have to re-issue the answer keys for the prelims exam. With this major turn of events, the RPSC RAS mains exam seems likely to get postponed. The results for the prelims exam were earlier released on November 19, 2021.
The order for negating the already declared result came after a few petitioners filed a petition with the Rajasthan High Court stating that some of the answers were incorrect. As such, the entire matters was heard in front of a bench comprising Justice Mahendra Goel. The order to publish new answer key was given in favour of the petitioners. The petition was filed by Ankit Sharma and others.
Reportedly, many of the RAS aspirants seemed to be welcoming the Court’s decision. Candidates have already been protesting for the postponement of the RAS mains exam date. However, on Monday, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had already announced that the main exam would be held as per the existing schedule, i.e. on February 25 and 26, 2022. With this order, candidates speculate that there might be a change in the examination dates.
RPSC will now have to release a fresh set of answer keys due to which the RAS main exam dates are likely to get postponed. The preliminary examination was conducted on October 27, 2021. Many candidates were not satisfied with the results but others were unhappy with the sudden change in the syllabus.
As mentioned, aspirants have already been protesting for the postponement of the RAS mains exam date due to inadequate time for preparation. Candidates are of the opinion that after the publication of the preliminary exam, the syllabus for mains got a 50% change. This left them with less time to prepare for the exam and hence, they ended up protesting.
The ongoing protests have also been supported by the ex-chief minister Vasundhara Raje. She urged the Rajasthan government to postpone the exam. Students at the Rajasthan University are reported to have resorted to protests and demonstrations on the campus. Various other stakeholders have also written letters to the chief minister to postpone the examination. However, it now seems that the situation took a different turn and candidates can expect the date to get postponed.