Why Rs 1,000 Exam Fee in A Poor State, Ask Jharkhand SSC Aspirants
Video Editor: Deepthi Ramdas
This year, the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) has increased its exam form fee from Rs 460 to Rs 1,000, a decision that has not gone down well with the students.
I spoke to a few students who had applied for the JSSC competitive exams but are now in a fix because of the increased fee.
In fact, no other state examination form costs so much.
One of the main reasons why the students are angry is that Jharkhand is a poor state. Here the students who cannot afford to do engineering or medical prepare for general competition.
The students are mostly from villages or from poor socio-economic background or are tribal candidates. For these reasons, aspirants feel this step taken by the government is not right.
Now after all these years, the exams will take place again but with an increase in the form fee.
Another complaint of the students is that the Jharkhand government did not pay attention to the recommendations of the Amar Bauri Committee. Two main recommendations were an increase in the age limit for all residents of Jharkhand appearing the exam from 35 to 45 years and a reservation for locals.
Some students also feel the price hike is due to the upcoming assembly election.
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