Madhya Pradesh: Police recruitment exam unlikely this year

05:00 AM Aug 14, 2020 | Staff Reporter

Those aspiring to get recruitment in MP police force will have to wait till next year as exams are unlikely to be held in the coming months.

The police recruitment examination may not be held this year. The proposal of the home department to recruit the police personnel has been approved by the home minister and the file has been sent to the general administration department.


The exam controller of the Vyapam Dr AKS Bhadoria informed Free Press that till date Vyapam has not received any intimation from the PHQ or from the home department to conduct the recruitments. In normal courses the department needs 90 days to complete the procedure of the recruitment. If the file reaches Vyapam in September, the exam may only be held in January or February next year, Bhadoria said. In the last examination, conducted by Vyapam, more than 10 lakh aspirants applied.


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As per the calendar, 11 exams are scheduled between September and December. Some of the departments may change their exam dates. In wake of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the standard operating procedures will have to be kept in consideration while conducting examinations, he added.

Police constable recruitment exam of the year 2016 was conducted online in 13 cities and at 90 colleges, in 54 shifts, in the span of 18 days, he informed. “That was the biggest ever exam conducted online in the history of our country,” claimed the official.

The PHQ has to decide the exam mode, whether to go for online or the offline through the OMR sheet.

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