Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has given the go-ahead to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct written and OMR exams, adhering to the COVID-19 norms, from next month.
The results of the preliminary exams of the Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) are likely to be announced on August 24. The PSC will take a final call during a meet on Tuesday. The date of the next test is also likely to be announced soon.
Earlier, the Kerala Public Service Commission had decided that the 62 examinations, that were earlier postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be conducted shortly. These exams were scheduled to be held in the months of March, April and May.
Exams only for those who gave confirmation
Only those who had given confirmation earlier will be allowed to write the exam. The candidates, planning to write the April exams, had to give in the confirmation by February 10 and those for May exams had to give confirmation by March 11.
Exams in own districts
Candidates will be allowed to write the tests at exam centres in their own districts. This would be applicable for recruitments both at district and state level.
The OMR tests will be held at the PSC office and nearby areas. The PSC will write to the education department to conduct exams at the schools. Majority of the online exams will be held at the PSC's own exam centres.
Candidates from containment zones will be allowed to take part in the interview on a later date. However, this is not applicable to those writing the tests.
Candidates will also have to download the new hall ticket again to appear for the exam.