The decision to roll back the decision of conducting the exams in two shifts was taken in a meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar.
As the decision has been taken back, now the forthcoming preliminary test of the 67th combined competitive examination (CCE) will be conducted in a single sitting and not in two days as was announced earlier.
“The decision to hold the forthcoming preliminary test of the BPSC in one sitting was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday. The old pattern will be followed and the next preliminary test of the BPSC will be held in one sitting only,” according to a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
Earlier, the BPSC had announced that the preliminary test of the 67th CCE-2022 would be held in two days – September 20 and 22 – in view of the large number of applicants registered for the exam.
Now, the Commission will soon announce a fresh date for the preliminary test of the CCE-2022.
Civil services aspirants Wednesday were protesting in Patna against the new pattern of the examination that had been announced by the BPSC. The police baton charged the protesters after they became aggressive.
Several people suffered minor injuries in the lathi charge. The protesting candidates were chased away by the police and some of them were detained for disrupting law and order.
The preliminary test of the 67th CCE was earlier held on May 8 but it was cancelled after the question paper was leaked. The Economic Offences Unit of Bihar Police is investigating the matter and it has so far arrested 18 people, including seven government officials.