2,200 centers, 25,000 invigilators for KAS examination
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) estimates that as many as 2,200 centers will be required to conduct the Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) examination.
A whopping 5.75 lakh candidates have applied for KAS. A meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to install surveillance cameras and deploy police officers at each examination center.
The PSC has decided to use 25,000 invigilators and ensure maximum of them are teachers. PSC is also taking steps to ensure that educational institutions are available for the smooth conduct of the examination.
KAS preliminary examinations will be held on February 22, 2020. As many as 5,47,543 candidates have applied in Stream 1, which is direct recruitment.
A total of 26,950 persons have applied through stream 2, which is recruitment from among full members or approved probationers in any government department. In stream 3, which is recruitment from among candidates holding 1st gazetted post or above, 1,750 people have applied.
The applicants have to confirm that they will appear for the examination before December 25, 2019. Applications of those who have not done so will be cancelled. Admission tickets for the applicants will be available on the PSC website from February 7, 2020.
Stringent action will be taken against those appearing for the examination without qualification and those not appearing for the examination after confirming their presence, PSC officials said.