Unemployment has taken a severe toll on our nation’s youth. The deficit of jobs in almost every sector is going unnoticed. We have to look at the number of students passing out every year with credible graduation. On the other hand, we can see a lot of graduates remaining unemployed.

One such recent instance reflected on the acute shortage of jobs in the country. On February 29, 2016, an exam was conducted for 2560 posts by the Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC). You must be wondering that this news does not sync with the introduction provided. Read on to know the relation between this news and the prologue given in the beginning.



2560 vacancies may seem to be a shower of rain amidst barren summer. However, if the rain can satiate 12 lakh individuals, then it would be viable. The same happened in the exam conducted by the GPSC.

An approximate 12 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, and this highlights the miserable plight of the employment sector of our country. Let us screen some details of the event and other implications for a better understanding.

It’s Exam Time…

  • The Gujarat Public Service Commission held an exam for the post of revenue talati.
  • The examination was carried across 400 centers in Ahmedabad.
  • The scheduled time of the examination was set from 12 noon to 1 pm.
  • Special precautions for conducting the exam peacefully and that too without any hints of malpractice were ensured.
  • The government permitted district collectors to cease mobile internet facility for some time and thus preventing any question paper leaks.
  • However, the restrictions on the mobile internet were removed between 9 am and 1 pm.
  • The turnover of students for the exam was stunningly colossal.
  • For a meager 2560 posts, around 1 lakh students (109766 to be precise) from Ahmedabad district alone applied for the exam.
  • Around 84949 candidates appeared for the exam out of the total number of candidates who had applied.
  • The majority of students reported that the paper was easy with the exception of some who found some difficulties in the mathematics section.

Amidst such impeccable arrangements for the exam, there was only one unfortunate incident which was reported from the GirSomnath district. According to an exam official, there was a shortage in a number of question papers from 33 to 29. Trivial commotion ensued, and some students threatened to boycott the exam. However necessary steps were taken, and the situation was resolved aptly.