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All petitions against Civil Judge Exam, 2020, discarded by Chattisgarh HC

Lawstreet Journal 22 Mar 2021 10:47pm

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A Single bench of Chhattisgarh High Court dismissed several petitions which were challenging the Entry level Civil Judge Examinations of 2020 conducted by the State Public Service Commission. 


Justice P. Sam Koshy this Thursday (March 18, 2021) delivered his decision on Prafull Kumar Tiwari v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. (and connected petitions). He held that just the mere cancellation of 9 questions from the exam answer key could not be the reason to question the intentions of the exam and no students interests can be held to be affected. 


He added that the deletion of some questions does not mean the whole exam is vitiated. 

Reference was made to a similar case of Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board v. Vikram Singh Rana & Ors where it was held that, 

“By virtue of the deletion of 18 questions, which were found as not correct or sustainable because of ambiguity or due to availability of more answers or having been framed wrongly without giving proper answer, the marks available in respect of such 18 questions (one mark each) have been re-distributed to the remaining 132 questions (out of total of 150) as per the formula stipulated in this regard. All the candidates, who participated in the Examination, are either 'beneficiary' or 'not a loser' in any manner and hence there cannot be any valid or sustainable grievance or cause of action for the writ petitioners”


With the case at hand, the exam answers were published by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission and when the final amended answers… Continue Reading...

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