This August, five MPhil degree holders, 253 postgraduates, and 984 graduates will be among those competing for five porters' jobs in Maharashtra. This is no joke — around 2,500 people are expected to appear for the written exam conducted by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) for filling the grade D posts.
"It is not possible to conduct interviews for all the applicants. Hence, we decided on an examination. The selection will be based on merit," MPSC secretary Rajendra Mangrulkar told The Times of India.
The minimum qualification for these posts is someone who has passed class 4. Yet, only about 177 of the applicants are people who haven't passed class 10.
MPSC had advertised for these posts in December 2015. The age limit for the posts is 18-33 years. In the written test, candidates will be examined for their linguistic ability and basic maths skills.
(with PTI inputs)
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