KAS questions copied from private coaching centre’s guidebook?
Days after the conduction of the first ever Kerala Administrative Service preliminary examination, it is alleged that five of the questions were copied from the guidebook published by a private coaching centre even without rectifying the spelling mistake.
In the first paper of general studies, 5 questions were copied as such with the same options, students alleged.
In the questions with Code A, 63, 64, 66, 67 and 69 were taken from the book published by ‘KAS Prelims Exam Rank File’ published by Brilliance College.
@CMOKerala @vijayanpinarayi Sir, Bringing this matter to your attention with utmost despair and dejection. It is disheartening to see that many of the questions that appeared in KAS prelims which was held on 22/02/2020 are directly taken from the rank file of a..(contd.) pic.twitter.com/SUJaMTxkvi— Hariprasad K Kotarathil (@vrikodaran) February 24, 2020
The 67th question was Which of the following violates the principle of Utility of command? Students allege that it should have been Unity of Command and the same mistake appears in the rank file also.
(Contd.) Private Institute, named BRILLIANCE COLLEGE without even bothering to alter the choices. KAS has been the dream of lakhs of aspirants in the State.Though PSC has taken drastic measures like not allowing even normal analog watches inside the hall to make the exam (contd.)— Hariprasad K Kotarathil (@vrikodaran) February 24, 2020
To makes things more clear posting here the snapshots of the question booklet. See Qs. No.s 63, 64, 66, 67, 69. Fun fact is in Qs.67, 'Unity of Command' is misprinted as 'Utility of Command'. You can see the same mistake in Rank file too. pic.twitter.com/7Lk55CSe2j— Hariprasad K Kotarathil (@vrikodaran) February 24, 2020
Meanwhile, PT Thomas MLA alleged that the questions in the KAS exam were copied from Pakistan civil service exam 2001.