Rajasthan competitive exams to be held online

All competitive exams of Rajasthan government will now be conducted in the online format. 

Final decision in this regard will be taken by the state cabinet immediately after the completion of Lok Sabha elections. 

Highly placed sources in the state government informed that administrative reforms department is preparing the initial draft of the project. 

The draft will first be approved by state cabinet and later it will be tabled in state assembly.

“All competitive examinations including Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) and allied services will soon be conducted in the online format. Once elections are over an Act will be passed in state assembly in this regard,” said a senior government official. The decision to adopt online pattern for all competitive examinations is being taken to maintain transparency and avoid legal complications that generally crop up after every examination in the state. 

In past two three years various examinations were conducted in the state but government could not declare the results as applicants went to court with their complaints regarding irregularity in exams. 

Due to legal modalities, appointments on more than 86,000 government posts are lying pending since many years.

  In exams like Rajasthan Administrative Services, Rajasthan Judicial Services, second and third grade teachers selection test, it was Rajasthan High Court that took contingence following the incidents of paper leaking and cheating. Sources informed that online pattern will be initially introduced in a few selected competitive examinations of the state. 

Later it will be introduced at all levels, even in the selection of lower and upper division clerks in all government departments. 

Increased Transparency

The system will bring more transparency and will also help in releasing the exam results without any delay, students or aspirants will also have no doubt about their performance as the questions in the online format will be objective. 

However, the state government also needs to update its basic infrastructure to conduct online examination. 

Students coming from rural areas could face more problems as they may not be very tech savvy.

 Immediately after the assembly elections, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had made it clear that all pending appointments will be cleared and new system will be introduced to bring about transparency in examinations. 

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