The countrywide exam was conducted by a private agency on behalf of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., which is a corporate entity of Vizag Steel Plant.

Trainee exam for Vizag Steel Plant full of errors and biased towards Hindi applicants allege
news Employment Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 20:01

On Sunday, the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) which is a corporate entity of Vizag Steel Plant, conducted an examination for several management trainee posts in the company at Vizag but it was marked by several bloopers.

The applicants were presented with several errors in the paper, including repetition and missing questions, as per a report in The Hindu

The countrywide exam was conducted by a private agency on behalf of RINL.

According to an anonymous source, who took the exam for a mechanical trainee, "The Set B had huge errors, around 45 questions altogether were repeated in all the sets while four questions were missing/ not given at all."

In total, there were four sets marked A, B, C and D.

Speaking with The News Minute, the source added, "Even electrical and civil streams faced the same issues".

The RINL's English language test, which was supposed to check the English knowledge of the candidates gave the questions in Hindi as well.

Bhanu Mohan (name changed on request) who was preparing for RINL exam for the last two years said, "An exclusive comprehension passage was given for 25 marks to check the English skill, but it was also translated in Hindi, which would favour the Hindi-speaking candidates". 

He questions, "If the questions are given in Hindi as well, what is the point of English language test?" He went on to add that, "several centres did not even get properly printed question papers".

Candidates who appeared for the exam are seeking "justice", and sought a declaration from the company to declare the exam void.

However, as per a notification released by company, the final key will be released on July 3 and results will be announced on July 10.

The Hindu reported an official as confirming that the company will take a decision after getting the reports on all sets of question papers from the invigilators of all the centres. 

Meanwhile, the company has said that it will initiate a probe.