Pune: PSI Physical Test Postponed Due to Election Clash, MPSC Delays Exam

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Pune, 11th April 2024: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) conducted the Physical Test for the Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Cadre from April 15 to May 2, 2024, as part of the Maharashtra Secondary Services Non-Gazetted Group B Main Examination 2022. However, due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the MPSC has postponed the test as announced on April 4th. The MPSC did not specify a new date for the test, which has led to dissatisfaction among the candidates.

The original test schedule was from April 15 to May 2, 2024, but the Special Deputy Inspector General of Police stated that it would not be feasible to provide police officers and other resources for the test during the elections. Consequently, the physical test has been postponed, and the revised schedule will be announced on the Commission’s website.

Many candidates, particularly women, have expressed frustration with the abrupt change in dates and lack of clarity on the new schedule. Women candidates faced additional challenges due to tougher physical test criteria introduced in 2021. The physical test posed difficulties in preparation, especially during the summer months, and many candidates voiced concerns about the short preparation time.

The postponement of the physical test provides some relief to the candidates, particularly women, as they now have more time to prepare. However, the lack of clarity on new dates for the test continues to cause uncertainty.

Additionally, other MPSC examinations have also been postponed, including the Maharashtra Gazetted Civil Services Combined Preliminary Examination 2024, originally scheduled for April 28, and the Social Welfare Officer and Other Backward Bahujan Welfare Officer Group B examination, originally scheduled for May 19. No new dates have been announced for these exams either.