The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has released the admit cards for the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) main examination 2022. As of now, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 25 and 26, 2022. However, with the examination date becoming imminent, candidates and various stakeholders are now demanding the postponement of the examination. The primary reason why the candidates are demanding postponement is the inadequate time for preparation.
To support them, Vasundhara Raje, ex-Chief Minister of the state, has urged the Rajasthan government to postpone the RPSC RAS mains 2022 exam due to the changes introduced in the syllabus. She has supported the candidates in their ongoing protest. According to Raje, the demands of the candidates are reasonable and candidates would require more time to cover new sections.
Tweet 1: I had earlier requested the state government to reconsider the date of the RAS exam. At the same time, I am repeating again today that the government should reconsider this topic related to the future of the candidates and postpone the date of the examination.
Tweet 2: The protest of the youth in demand of the postponement of the RAS main examination continues. The demand of these youth is absolutely reasonable. Due to the change in syllabus, it is necessary for the candidates to get some more time to study.
Another BJP official has supported the cause and stated in his tweet that adequate time to prepare is a precondition of any exam. The demand of the candidates is justified since there has been a change in the syllabus. He also suggested that the chief minister of the state should intervene in the matter and resolve the issue.
Candidates have claimed that after conducting the preliminary examination, RPSC has published the syllabus for the mains examination. There has been nearly 50% change in the entire mains syllabus. This leaves them with less time to prepare for the examination. Reportedly, there isn’t enough study materials available in the market. In the light of these events, the students at the Rajasthan University have staged protests and demonstrations regarding the postponement of the RPSC RAS mains 2022 examination date.
Rajasthan MLA Nagraj Meena had also written a letter to the chief minister Ashok Gehlot. In his letter, the MLA has mentioned that several candidates are first-time test-takers, and a change in the syllabus has disoriented their preparation. He also cited the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that due to lockdowns, the trouble of the candidates has increased manifold. Thus, he requested that ample time should be given to the candidates in their preparation.