The State wide Village Revenue Officers (VRO) examination held in the capital on Sunday received flak in certain quarters with some of the candidates crying foul after they were provided question papers in Telugu language and not in English as desired by them.

Rabbani Khan, a candidate (hall ticket no. 1160020999) who appeared for the exam at Progress High School centre in Falaknuma claimed that he was given a Telugu question paper.

“I explained to the invigilator that I was not familiar with Telugu language. Despite repeated requests, authorities did not provide an English question paper. With no other option, I submitted a blank paper,” said Mr. Khan.

He pointed out that candidates appearing in competitive examinations are provided question papers in English and local languages. But, despite the test being a government recruitment exam, authorities had failed to provided the correct language question paper.

It's not a solitary case as the problem was also faced by candidates appearing for VRO examinations at Progress High School centre in Falaknuma. Another candidate, R.K. Khan (hall ticket no. 1160020893) too was deprived an opportunity to take the exam in English, claimed Mr. Khan.

Meanwhile, the district administration claimed that the VROs and VRAs (VRA) examinations passed off peacefully.

In the capital, 19,219 candidates registered for the VRO exam, of which, 13,085 candidates appeared for the exam in 26 centres. Similarly, 1,811 candidates registered for VRA exam and 1,215 candidates took the exam.

Authorities accused of giving question papers in English instead of Telugu