Do you support online application and online examination?Although we talk high about India's progress in IT sector, but, in actuality, in India, less than 20% people have regular access to computer. Less than 10% people can be called technology-savyy. Although younger generation has better access to computer, but even within this group, less than 50% students of rural and semi-urban localities are proficient in computers.
Nowadays in respect of Government services, application forms are being filled up online. In the upcoming SSCCGL Examination-2017, the fourth stage will be held online on MS-Office. Because of unsatisfactory Internet connectivity in semi-urban and rural areas, the meritorious but less computer-proficient students will have a distinct disadvantage. Even in larger cities, we have seen that many students could not fill up online application forms properly (In NEET-2017 examination, we know that many such complaints have been received.)
In Government services, maximum stress is given on equal opportunity. Government service is open for the candidates of remotest areas of the country. But due to this online application and online examination, the chance of rural/semi-urban students getting selected for Govt. service is becoming less. Same is applicable for different courses. This is also not good for the Government, because Government won't be able to utilise the services of meritorious students who are less tech-savyy.
I strongly object to the system of online application and online examination because it is disadvantageous to the semi-urban and rural students. What is the opinion of other Members in this regard?