UNUSUAL BUT TRUE – Cut off marks for reserved categories are higher than that of general category
Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) AEN Pre Exam was held on 16th-18th December 2018, and result for the same is declared on 18th July 2019. A total of 12800 candidates in Civil Stream and 1200 candidates in Mechanical/Electrical stream qualified RPSC AEN-Pre exam.
Declaration of RPSC AEN (Pre) result gave rise to multiple opinions and mixed feelings. It is interesting to find that the cut off marks for OBC/SC/ST category is higher than general category cut off marks for RPSC AEN exam. Lets take a deeper look into the marks :
*GEN – General Male, WE- Women , WD – Widow, DV- Divorcee
If we see in the table cut off is approx 30 marks more for ST category and 12 marks more for OBC in CE branch and for EE/ME OBC cut off is higher by 30 marks than general cut off marks. Same is the scenario for the Panchayati Raj cut off also.
Some aspirants are treating it as flagrant violation of the policy for the reserved candidates but candidates need to understand population of Rajasthan is nearly 72% reserved category (50 % OBC and 12.6% SC/ST) and they are fighting for 49.5 % seats which is leading to a neck to neck competition and higher cut offs.
Cut off marks for the reserved category is usually set lower than that of general candidates, this is based on reservation percentage, number of candidates and the vacancies available. Indeed a good move to support reserved category aspirants. In this exam OBC and SC/ST candidates performed better than general candidates, and with large number of candidates belonging to reserved categories have lead to increase in cut offs.
Apart from this special provisions for the Women Empowerment can be seen in the cut off table. With considerable low cut offs for Women/Widows/ Divorcee candidates has enabled maximum aspirants to clear this cut off and secure a seat for the Main examination. With ALL women candidates clearing the RPSC AEN Pre exam in CE branch and majority clearing in ME/EE stream certainly has proved the competition has increased to a drastic level.
With this result, RPSC (Rajasthan Public Service Commission) has also declared the date of Main Examination, which is to be held on 9th -13th October 2019. To support all Prelims qualified candidates in their Mains preparation, MADE EASY has launched RPSC Mains Test Series.