Published: 22nd August 2018
8,000 wrote a test for an accountant's job in Goa, no one passed
The graduates who applied could not score the passing maks of 50 out of 100
A total of 8,000 students had appeared for the exam to fill up 80 vacancies for the post of an accountant, in the state accounts department but not one of them was able to score the qualifying marks.
The state accounts directorate has issued a notification stating, "no candidate who appeared for the initial recruitment examination for the post of an accountant (direct recruits) held on January 7, 2018, has secured the minimum qualifying marks necessary for passing."
Only 8,000 students out of the 10,000 who had applied for the job sat for the examination held on January 17, whose results came out on August 21. The graduates who applied could not score the passing maks of 50 out of 100 in the test that included English, general-knowledge and obviously, questions on accounts.
AAP general secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar said the education ministry in Goa, which is headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has failed and demanded a judicial probe into the examination process.
"Parrikar has been the longest serving education minister. He has lowered the standard of education or it is clear that those in power could not get the candidates of their choice and hence, had surely victimised all others," Padgaonkar said.
"The government has played a cruel joke on the youth of Goa... The delay in declaring results raises a grave suspicion about the interference of the political class and demanded a court-monitored investigation to know the truth," the AAP state office bearer also said.