Friday, August 18, 2006

...Merely "Irrelevant" Questions !??

...these are some examples of the 14-15 MCQs (out of 100) that were asked in the Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) recruitment examination for Ayurvedic doctors earlier this month:

  • Which date is observed as 'black day' by minorities, but as 'victory day' by the Sangh Parivar?
    (a) September 11
    (b) July 2
    (c) January 26
    (d) December 6

  • Who can destablise the UPA government.
    (a) CPI(M) leaders Jyoti Basu, Prakash Karat
    (b) Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi
    (c) Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav

  • Who has said that Christians have the right to convert others?
    (a) the Pope,
    (b) UPA
    (c) chairperson Sonia Gandhi,
    (d) Sister Nirmala and Father Cedric Prakash

  • After whom has Narendra Modi named India's biggest gas project on the Krishna Godavari basin?
    (a) Maharana Pratap
    (b) Dr Hedgewar
    (c) Syama Prasad Mookerjee
    (d) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay

    No! I don't think/believe that the Chief Minister of the State would have insisted that these questions be asked for recruitment to a government job...

    ...which is what makes it even more scary!!!

  • ... someone must have formed these questions
  • ... they must have gone though a scrutiny by a committee of educated aware people
  • ... some body/agency must have finally approved them to be included in the paper

    ... as if the cancer has spread far and wide

    It was only after the hue and cry fom the media and activists, that the Gujarat Public Service Commission secretary admitted "that certain questions were 'irrelevant'"

    just "irrelvant"??

    Who's for conversion, Sonia or the Pope?
    It’s a test of beliefs in Modi land


    gaddeswarup said...

    Look at the readers' comments in the first link. Many comments are shocking. It is not clear whether people really believe in these things or whether they feel that they should push for their percieved interests without bothering about facts or logic.
    I see similar disurbing trends about reviving 'vedic mathematics', ancient Indian science etc.

    shikha said... post?