Shiv Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav has slammed the civic administration for setting up an exam curriculum that is not related to their work.
Mumbai: Candidates who appeared for the online examination for fourth grade employees in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation faced questions more suited for higher rank officials. A majority of the aspirants appearing for the exam have failed miserably securing only about 50 to 60 per cent marks.
They were asked questions like - Which Indian cricketer was included in the 2016 list of best players by the Lords Cricket Ground? Where was the Mitra Shakti, the India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise held? Who founded the slave dynasty and what is the smallest bone in the human body?
It was the first time that a written examination was held for the fourth grade employees, which included posts for workers, labourers, aayas, multipurpose workers, crematorium workers and porters.
The questions were on topics like India’s ancient and medieval history, the freedom movement, politics, constitution, economics, sports etc. However, most of the students found these questions very tough to answer, barely managing to score high marks. “When the last exam was held in 2015, a majority of students had scored impressively with 80-90 per cent marks.,” said a source.
Shiv Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav has slammed the civic administration for setting up an exKam curriculum that is not related to their work.
“The BMC should hold fresh exam by scrapping the entire process,” he said. However a civic official said the questions were based on the eighth standard curriculum and refused to divulge more.