Internet services suspended in parts of Rajasthan, including Jaipur!

Internet services suspended in parts of Rajasthan, including Jaipur!

The restriction has been imposed to prevent malpractice in the RPSC RAS Preliminary exam, scheduled for today.

On account of the RPSC RAS Preliminary exams scheduled today, the Rajasthan Government has suspended mobile internet, bulk SMS and social media services in certain parts of the state. These services will remain suspended from 9 AM to 1 PM in the Jaipur Commissonerate Area. Apart from Jaipur, the restrictions will also be active in the Ajmer, Bhilwara and Nagaur districts from 6 AM to 1:30 PM, and in Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur districts from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter Down

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The Government has taken the help of Internet Service Providers(ISPs) to suspend major social media platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in the areas mentioned above. 2G/3G and 4G Mobile data, bulk SMS/MMS and other services provided by ISPs are also suspended. However, broadband lines and voice calls will remain operational.

Measures to prevent cheating

The RPSC RAS exam is the Rajasthan Government's premier civil services recruitment examination. The restrictions are being implemented to prevent any use of unfair means by candidates and ensure a fair selection process. The Government had previously imposed a similar internet shutdown for the REET exam.

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