SAT orders OPSC to publish fresh Preliminary exam results
A day after the Orissa High Court ordered the State Administrative Tribunal to dispose of the application relating to Odisha Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination-2011, the Tribunal on Wednesday scrapped the results of the Preliminary examination published in June, this year.

Disposing of an application filed by Priyambada Das of Rourkela, the acting chairman of the Tribunal, S N Das, quashed the results and directed the Odisha Public Service Commission to publish fresh result within two months after awarding pro rata grace marks to the students wherever required.

With this direction from the SAT, the OPSC is now in a quandary and there is confusion among the successful students about the Main examinations, which were scheduled to begin from September 6.

Sources in the OPSC said they would soon take a stand after examining the SAT judgment.

Priyambada along with two other unsuccessful candidates had approached the SAT alleging that aspirants of some particular subjects in the Preliminary examinations were awarded full grace marks because some questions had printing mistakes.

As a result, many students benefited getting full marks even without attempting those questions.

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Disapproving the manner in which grace marks were awarded in certain subjects, the Tribunal asked the OPSC to evaluate the answer sheets again and award pro rata grace marks in the wrong questions to the students on the basis of the marks they have obtained in remaining other questions.