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PSC online exam centre to bring cheers to north Kerala

The biggest online examination centre of the Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) to be opened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Kozhikode on Thursday is expected to benefit thousands of government job seekers in north Kerala.

The centre, the fourth in the State after Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Pathananamthitta, has a seating capacity of 321 as against around 200 in the other centres. It caters to Kasargod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad, thus serving more districts than any other online examination centre in the State.

PSC Regional Officer N. Radhakrishnan said online examination centres were the need of the hour as the system was more transparent and foolproof. “Earlier we had to print all the question papers, transport them to various centres, transport them back to the centralised valuation centre, and the valuation process would be very long. Now, the candidates just have to appear for the test at the online examination centre. The valuation process is quick and foolproof. There is no room for complaints any more,” he said. “The PSC has also saved a lot of money in terms of travel allowance for examiners and candidates, valuation fee, and transportation fee,” he added.