A day before the PMS screening test result was declared, which has infuriated candidates who were preparing for the exams for years. The KPPSC has made a 25 candidates per seat policy for PMS 2021 candidates and the commission will make appointments on the given policy. The clause inserted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission holds that “top 25 candidates on the merit list shall be called for competitive examination against each post reserved for merit and zone”. But candidates of PMS rejected the policy even before the declaration of the screening test result on account that: there are candidates who were preparing for the exam for the past few years if they could not match the formula of KPPSC, they would be declared incompetent for the PMS exam but ironically the MCQs which are brought in the screening tests are far different from the subjects of the PMS exam.
The aspirants hold that there are or can be innumerable candidates who did appear in the screening test but they may not sit in the exam owing to various reasons such as having been appointed somewhere else, have relinquished PMS, or perhaps they might have migrated from the province: thus in such a case, the 25 per seat policy can literarily decrease to the 20 per seat numbers in practice.
By the KPPSC policy, the PMS aspirants who are exceeding 35000 numbers will be shortlisted to 2500 numbers. This literally can waste the precious time of those candidates who prepared and waited for the exam for years, as the gap between two PMS exams is three to four years. The aspirants hold that the candidates decreasing to a manageable level is not a bad thing, but the numbers should be more than 2500 as there are thousands of students who might not remain age vise eligible for the next PMS exam.