Srinagar: As many as 485 candidates from different parts of Kashmir appeared in NDA and Naval examinations held on Sunday in Srinagar.
The examination was conducted by UPSC and for Kashmiri candidates it was held at Amar Singh College and SP Higher Secondary School examination centres in Srinagar.
The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary visited both centres to take stock of arrangements and smooth conduct of examinations.
As one of its biggest examinations conducted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the examination was conducted in compliance with all UPSC guidelines and with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol.
As mandatory, the authorities ensured that both staff and candidates followed all related SOPs in letter and spirit during the examination .
Meanwhile, the administration under the supervision of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole made fool-proof arrangements for the smooth and fair conduct of examination.
The arrangements included seating facility at good distance, fumigation and sanitization of examination centres, deployment of magistrates at both centres, security and other related arrangements.
Besides, two special examination trains were run between Banihal and Baramulla to ensure hassle-free to and fro transportation to the candidates appeared in the examination in Srinagar during morning as well as evening times.