Mysore, June 6 (KCU&KK)- The gazetted probationers' preliminary examination conducted by Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) commenced at six divisions in the State today.

In Mysore city, about 21,000 candidates appeared for the examination being held at 54 centres in various educational institutions. The Mysore division comprises Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Kodagu and Hassan districts.

Totally 1.23 lakh candidates have appeared for the examination in the State being held in six divisions, namely Mysore, Bangalore, Shimoga, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga and Belgaum.

Those who pass the preliminary examination will appear for the final examination to be held in Bangalore. They will vie for about 268 posts, according to Kumar, Joint Director, Karnataka State Secondary Education Board (KSSEB).

The morning examination featuring General Paper was held from 10 am to 12 noon in objective format. The second one from 2 pm to 4 pm features optional subjects like Science, History, Kannada, Urdu, Electronics, Agriculture, Law and 30 other such subjects. The first paper was for 150 marks while the second paper was for 300 marks.

About 2,000 staff belonging to KPSC, high schools and colleges were supervising the examination with 12 inspection squads going around the Centres.

Prohibitory orders were clamped in the vicinity of 200 metres around each centre and photocopying shops in the vicinity of the centres were closed to prevent exam malpractices.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore