Hyderabad: A number of candidates preparing for the Group-II exams have approached the Telangana High Court, requesting a delay of at least three months for the upcoming test. They’ve also organized a protest at the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) located in Nampally. The exam, scheduled for August 29 and 30, 2023, is set to have 783 positions available, with a remarkable 5,51,943 applicants in contention. To aid the examination process, the education department has already announced holidays for schools on those days.
The main reason behind the protest is a recent change in the syllabus, which has prompted aspirants to ask for more time to prepare adequately. The protest saw participation from student groups of Osmania University, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), as well as Prof Kodandaram from the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and Addanki Dayakar of the Congress party. The situation grew tense as the protesting candidates filled the busy Nampally road. In response, the police redirected them to a nearby open area next to the TSPSC building, where they were allowed to continue their demonstration. Some of the protesting candidates were taken into custody by the police.
Meanwhile, Anitha Ramachandran, the Secretary of TSPSC, clarified that there had been no decision made to postpone the Group-II exams. She acknowledged that the Commission had received a memorandum from the candidates requesting a delay and assured that the request would be reviewed. The exams are still on track to be held on scheduled dates.