Group I mains examinations scheduled to start from Monday were rescheduled to be held from September 16 to 26. The decision to defer the dates was taken on Sunday as the commission revised the rank list of Group I preliminary examinations following objections from several quarters. Candidates who wrote the prelims had earlier pointed out that several mistakes had crept into the answer key released by the commission on August 31.
The commission held a meeting on Sunday to consider objections raised about the answer key. A revised final key was released and an additional list of 1,201 candidates was released as having qualified the examination. The list of these candidates is available on the APPSC website, a press release from the commission said. The new candidates can download their hall tickets starting September 5 from the commission’s website.
As per the new schedule, Group I mains, English paper examination will be held on September 16 in which papers I to V will be held on September 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 respectively. The commission claimed that the mistakes in the key was not intentional and was the result of some miscalculations.