A record 294 PG students from campus colleges cracked various recruitment exams conducted by TSPSC
TSPSC – Post-graduates from Telangana’s premier university, Osmania varsity, are now preferring to concentrate on government jobs in the State rather than look towards becoming Central government employees.
And this, according to authorities, has got little to do with the tough competition in examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, since the number of students qualifying in other national level tests like the National Eligibility Test (NET) and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) has gone up.
According to statistics available with the varsity administration, a record number of 294 PG students from campus colleges have cracked various recruitment examinations conducted by the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) and got selected in 2018. The number of students getting into State public services was at its peak in 2018 at 294, against just 21 in 2017 and another 21 in 2016.
Few takers for UPSC
On the other hand, the number of students cracking recruitment examinations conducted by the UPSC is on the decline. From 80 in 2016, it went down to three in 2017, to record a slight rise, to 17, in 2018. One reason, according to authorities, could be the tough competition in UPSC examinations, but at the same time, the preference of many students to work in the State as well.
The statistics also reveal that students were performing well in other competitive examinations like NET and GATE, apart from in the State Eligibility Test (SET). There is a seven-fold increase in the number of students qualifying in NET in the last three years. In 2016, 48 candidates qualified in NET, while the number rose to 146 in 2017 and to 354 in 2018.
Selections for GATE have gone up by more than two fold from 96 in 2017 to 247 in 2018. Similarly, students qualifying in SET increased from 51 in 2016 to 277 in 2018.