Agnipath Recruitment Exam Conducted Amid Tight Security | Kanpur News


Kanpur: The examination for recruitment in the Indian Air Force was conducted through Agnipath scheme, the new recruitment process, on Sunday amid tight police security in the district. A total of 11 centres were set up in Kanpur commissionerate and 6 centres in Kanpur outer police. The exam was held in every centre in three shifts. The first shift started at 7.30 am while the second shift at 11.30 am and the last shift of the exam was held at 3.15 pm. In every shift 625 examinees took the exam. Adequate police force was deployed outside railway and bus stations. All the centres were monitored by CCTV and drones.
A Quick Response Team was constituted for all the examination centres of Kanpur Nagar. As many as 31,875 candidates took the exam at 17 centres set up in Kakadeo, Panki, Rawatpur, Chakeri, Bithoor, Barra, Kalyanpur, Hanumant Vihar, Maharajpur and Sachendi areas of the district. The full sleeve shirts and T-shirts of the candidates were taken off before giving them entry at the examination centres. Many candidates had to take the exam barefoot. However, no disturbance was reported in any part of the district in the three shifts. Apart from this, no candidate was allowed to enter the examination centres with a mask. Those who had coins were asked to deposit the same outside the centre. Kanishka Singh, 19, who came from Mau, said that he came to the City, on Saturday afternoon itself. There were 75 questions for Science Group (X Group) for which one hour time was allotted, he said and added, “Likewise, 25 questions were given for physics, 25 for Mathematics and 25 for English. Papers were easy, hope the selection will be done after that I will start preparing for the physical,” he said further.
“There is a lot of unemployment, the government has given good opportunities to us youth under the Agneepath scheme, said Prashant Yadav.
However many complained that local transport mediums charged exorbitant fares from them.
Rakesh of Barabanki stated that he had reached Kanpur Central in the night and in the morning the auto driver asked him Rs 80 as fare while the actual fare was Rs 20. “I walked around 7 kilometers to reach the examination center,” he said. Expressing satisfaction over his performance in the exam he said that questions were from syllabus of class X th and XII th. Since he had prepared he did not feel any problem. Ram Kumar of Mau said since the unemployment problem was major for him and others. “His preparation for Agniveer was satisfactory therefore his performance was good in the exam and he hoped for a call for the next phase,” he said. Harikesh of Mathura said, “He wanted to join the Armed forces from the beginning and his parents too were willing that he could join the force therefore it was a good opportunity for him.” The applicants for the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, had started arriving from Saturday morning itself. Majority of the youths spent their nights at the railway stations. Several groups of youngsters were witnessed shouting slogans while entering the reserved coaches of the trains going towards Delhi, Jhansi and Prayagraj.

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