Strict dress code for Rajasthan civil services exam

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Women candidates set to take the Rajasthan Administrative Services exam can appear only if they are wearing a salwar suit or saree, a directive issued by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission has said.

The RPSC has issued the manadatory dress code for men as well, saying: “The boys appearing in the competitive examination would only be allowed to appear in half sleeve shirts and slippers (chappals) or sandals without socks,” an RPSC official said.

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“The full sleeve shirts are not allowed, so are the shoes,” he added.

Similarly, girls appearing in exam can only be dressed in a salwar suit or saree and “for them too only slippers or sandals are allowed” he said.

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The move is intended to curb possibilities to cheat in exams, the official added.

Besides, at least 17,000 invigilators have been deputed to keep a close watch on the candidates appearing in exam in 1,232 centres spread all over the state.

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Over 4.07 lakh are appearing in the exam and at least 7,000 police personnels have been deployed to conduct the exam in a peaceful manner. A total of 200 flying squads would be pressed into service to conduct surprise checks.

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