The Urdu examination of the 'West Bengal Civil Services' Main was cancelled today after it was reported that the question paper in the second half,distributed among the candidates, was the same as last year, a public service commission official said.
The official said, once the mix-up was reported by the candidates at the Ultadanga examination centre, examinations for both first half and second half papers were declared cancelled by the commission as "we did not want to take any chance." Examinations for both papers will now take place on September 1, the official said.
Urdu examination during the first half had been conducted without any complaint but since there were allegations of second half question paper having tallied with the question paper of 2017, it was prudent to altogether cancel examinations for both half today and held the exams afresh on a later date, the official said.
An estimated 4,000 candidates sat for the Urdu examinations across the state this year.
The WBCS examinations began on August 17 and were slated to end on August 21.
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