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Telangana Group I preliminary exam today: Candidates advised to arrive by 10 AM

Hyderabad: The Telangana Public Service Commission (TGPSC) will conduct the Group I Preliminary Examination across the state on Sunday, June 9. Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure the smooth conduct of the exam.

Over 4 lakh candidates have applied for 563 Group I positions. The commission has announced that each candidate will be provided with a unique OMR sheet. A total of 897 examination centres have been established across all 31 districts of the state.

To maintain strict vigilance, one sting squad will be appointed at each centre, and a flying squad will be deployed for every five centres. Additionally, a regional coordinator will be assigned to each of the 20 centres.

For every 100 candidates, an examiner will be present to verify details such as hall tickets and Aadhaar cards at the time of entry. The exam is scheduled from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, and the gates will close at 10 AM. No candidate will be allowed entry after this time.

Candidates who have downloaded their hall tickets from the commission’s website must affix a recent passport-size photograph and sign the hall ticket in the presence of the examiner before entering the examination centre. Strict measures have been implemented to prevent malpractice, including prohibitory orders around the centres.

To prevent question paper leaks, biometric attendance will be taken for each candidate, and CCTV cameras will be installed at all examination centres. Special help desks have been set up in all collector offices for students’ assistance.

The RTC department will run special buses to various examination centres from key points such as MGBS, Jubilee Bus Station, Uppal, LB Nagar, and Aram Ghar. An estimated 1.70 lakh candidates from the Greater Hyderabad region will appear for the exam, for which the required number of buses will be operated.

105 centers have been established in Medchal-Malkajgiri district, 93 in Rangareddy district, and 77 in Hyderabad. Khammam district has 52 centres, and Nalgonda district has 47 centres.Candidates have been advised not to bring electronic devices, including watches, calculators, pagers, cell phones, tapes, pen drives, Bluetooth devices, or other electronic gadgets, to the examination centres. (INN)

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