For generations, people believe that government jobs are the best and it is a dream of many be it, graduates, post-graduates, or any student everyone is preparing for the so-called govt. jobs even after knowing the condition of govt. sector these days. People dedicate several months to prepare for the government exams since they know that the competition is high.
Recently, the Goa government’s Directorate of Accounts conducted an exam for 80 posts of accountants for which 8000 students appeared and none of them, not even a single student passed the examination. On 21 August, the Directorate of accounts announced that none of the candidates, who took the exam in January could clear the test.
Well, this is a big disappointment for Goa Government.
India Today, a leading daily revealed, the exam was held on January 7, 2018, which is 5 hours long test comprising miscellaneous questions on English, General Knowledge, and Accounts. The test was of 100 marks in which minimum 50 marks are required for the qualification which all candidates have failed to secure.
Reportedly, the directorate of accounts had advertised 80 posts of accountants in 2017, however, after the declaration of the terrible results, the directorate will now have to conduct fresh examinations. Only graduates in Commerce and Arts who have studied Economics as a subject, were eligible for the examination. According to the Times of India, the final screening of the successful candidates was supposed to be done through an oral interview. Meanwhile, due to excess workload, the number of vacancies has been increased from 80 to 100.
Talking about the unbelievable results, An official of the Directorate has told the Times of India that the difficulty level of the exam is moderate and it is very shocking that no one passed it.
A former employee of the Directorate has expressed concerns over the professional efficiency of the recent recruits. “The quality of work is bad and the burden then falls on those who are proficient at their jobs. Some (new staffers) even lack basic knowledge of the subject, irrespective of their qualification,” the daily has quoted him as saying.
Moreover, Aam Aadmi Party’s Goa general secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar criticising the results said that it is a sad commentary on the “collapse” of the state education system. As quoted by India Today, he said, “It is a big shame on the Goa University and the commerce colleges that produce these graduates.”