Biggest ever recruitment exam conducted by PBMC : Anyone can Challenge the Answer Key of the Exam

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Port Blair, Jan 21: The Port Blair Municipal Council conducted a written examination peacefully for 33 posts of LGC on 21.01.2018 (Sunday)at Sixty (60) different examination centres in transparent manner. Itwas held in all over the Islands which include Bambooflat, Wimberlygunj, Mannarghat, Ferrargunj,Tushnabad, Little Andaman, Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat, Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay, Nancowrie including Port Blair HQ station. There were total 20,670 candidates and as per preliminary details about 75% to 80 % candidates were present.
A copy of the Question Paper and its Answer Key will be uploaded on the website www.and.nic.inby late evening of Today itself i.e.21st January. Anyone can challenge the Answer Key by paying challenge fee @ Rs. 1,000/- for each question, at the PBMC Head Quarter during working hours on 22nd& 23rd January 2018.Incase the challenge is found genuine, double of the challenge fee will be returned and the answer key will be corrected for the particular question. However if the challenge is not found to be genuine, the challenge fee will be forfeited. The Answer Key can be challenged by anyone irrespective of the fact whether he/she is a candidate or not. Accordingly outstations persons can also file their challenges through their friends/relatives at Port Blair. The final Answer Key, with or without correction, will be uploaded on the website on 24th January i.e. prior to start of the evaluation process.
Here it is mentioned that the PBMC hadnot scrutinized the applications as informed earlier. Based on performance in the written examination, candidates equal to five times of the vacancies under each category will be shortlisted. As earlier informed, in case two or more candidates get equal marks in written examination, the first tie breaker will be date of birth where the older candidate will be given priority over the younger candidate. In case of further tie, the second tie breakers will be draw of lots under the supervision of any officer of the A&N Administration. The scrutiny about eligibility and verification of the documents will be restricted to the candidates to be shortlisted on the basis of the written examination. The short-listed candidates, who are found to be non-eligible as per the notified RRs, will not be allowed to undergo the Typing Test. Hence unless the eligibility conditions are fulfilled and Type Test is qualified, the mere securing higher merit in the recruitment examination will not guarantee selection. Here it is mentioned the Typing Test would be of qualifying nature only and the marks obtained in the Typing Test will not be counted in merit.
It had already been decided that no recruitment to be made against the vacant posts of Tax Collectors. Accordingly the present recruitment process has been restricted to 33 vacant posts of Lower Grade Clerk (LGC) only. However the Council has taken up with the A&N Administration to re-designate the 20 vacant posts of Tax Collectors as Lower Grade Clerk. Accordingly, based on the scores obtained in the examination, a panel may be prepared and in the event of approval of the Competent Authority for re-designation of 20 posts, these can also be filled up from such panel. The validity of the panel will be one year from the date of announcement of result.

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