The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) started taking the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination 2022 on Thursday as the country faces a severe heatwave.
Despite collecting millions of rupees from applicants on account of admission fees, the FPSC has miserably failed to ensure the provision of an uninterrupted supply of electricity to examination centers across the country.
Many candidates fell unconscious during the first paper on the first day of exams as they were unable to cope with the scorching heat. They spent the rest of the day in the hospital, missing the second paper of the day. Since they have failed the second paper due to being absent, their chances of clearing the CSS exams have already ended.
Candidates have lamented that they spent years preparing for the CSS exams. Unfortunately, FPSC’s incompetence has wasted their years of hard work.
Candidates have criticized FPSC for not taking electricity supply companies on board for the provision of continuous electricity before the commencement of CSS 2022 exams.
Several CSP Officers have also taken to Twitter to highlight the plight of candidates taking CSS 2022 exams. Rai Hamza Ahmed of the 49th Common Training Program (CTP) said that the responsibility of providing all the facilities to candidates lies on FPSC. Zubaria Zahoor of 50th CTP expressed displeasure over FPSC’s state of affairs.
FPSC charges 2,200 as an examination fee for 12 papers of CSS. So,sole responsibility lies on the shoulders of FPSC to provide facilities to students at examination centres. It is appalling to get complaints of load-shedding at different centres in this scorching heat. #CSS2022
— Rai Hamza Ahmad (@RaiHamzaAhmad1) May 12, 2022
A friend who's appearing for CSS'22 told me that half of the time there was no electricity in the exam hall and 3 candidates fainted because of sweltering heat. Such a sorry state of affairs; Imagine someone studying hard for years and eventually ending up like this. #CSS2022
— 𝙕𝙪𝙗𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖 𝙕𝙖𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙧 (@zeee_square) May 12, 2022
Syed Fazil Bukhari of 46th CTP penned that it was 48°C in Hyderabad on Thursday and candidates were forced to sit in exam halls without electricity. He added that lack of facilities coupled with extreme weather conditions adversely affected the performance of candidates.
It was 48C temperature & there was no light in the rooms of many CSS centres at Hyderabad. Paper pressure, lack of light facilities/ uncomfortable, small chairs & unfavorable weather reduced the performance level of candidates. #CSS2022
— Syed Fazil Bukhari (@FazilBukhari5) May 12, 2022