Post Graduates Are Competing With School Dropouts For Five Porters' Jobs In Maharashtra

21/06/2016 3:12 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 1: Class 12th students preparing in the last minute for their CBSE Exams at an exam centre in St. Thomas School of Gole Market area on March 1, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Examinations for the class 10th and 12th CBSE board have begun from today as nearly 15 lakh students are expected to appear for 10th and over 10.5 lakh for the 12th exams. The exams for class 10th will continue till March 28th and class 12th exams will end on April 22nd. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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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