21 December, 2011

Telugu candidates are worried about G-II fate :: Indian Express

Telugu medium aspirants already feeling hard done by results of the GroupI exam, have cause for more heartache as students who attended the Junior Lecturers' and Group II exams say translation blunders can also cost them dearly.Speaking to Express, T Saidi Reddy, a GroupII aspirant from Nalgonda said at least 20 questions out of the total 150 in each of the three papers had been in English. As Reddy had done all his studies up to graduation in Telugu medium, he was not able to answer 60 questions. "I had put in three years of time for preparation for the exams. Now my hopes of getting a good government job are dashed due to the blunders made by the APPSC."Several candidates said around 90 per cent aspirants attending APPSC examinations were from Telugu medium, but the commission was putting no efforts to prepare questions in Telugu properly. A case in point being the Junior Lecturers' exam held on December 3, where reportedly 63 questions out of 150 in the General Studies paper were in English. Again candidates who attended the Royalty Inspector examination on December 17 said all the questions were given in English only. N Ramesh, an aspirant said they would have prepared in English, if the commission had announced prior to the exam or in the notification itself they would give the paper in English alone. Another aspirant, K Giribabu said they can not compete with their counterparts writing the exams in English.Only 4 pc Telugu Candidates Qualified for GroupI: APPSCAdding fuel to the fire of allegations of unfair treatment towards Telugu students, the list released by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission shows that only 4 per cent (174) of 4,270 Telugu medium candidates qualified for the GroupI interviews.According to the statement relased by the APPSC secretary Poonam Malakondaiah on Tuesday, about 17.5 per cent (242) out of 1,382 candidates who gave the exam in English qualified for the interview.In the previous GroupI exam also, about 14.2 per cent (215) of 1509 candidates who had given the exam in English qualified for interviews but only only 3.82 per cent (172) of 4,497 Telugu candidates had qualified.

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