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Candidates allege mass cheating in SSC exam; demands CBI inquiry

Candidates who appeared for SSC exams have intensified their protest in Delhi demanding an inquiry into mass cheating in SSC exam. They allege that paper for the combined graduate level exam (SSC CGLallege exam) has been leaked. The exam was held for 9,372 vacancies.
It is also reported that the social activist Anna Hazare too will join the protest by the candidates.
The students have been protesting outside the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) office at CGO complex in Lodhi Road since February 27, 2018. They allege that the Question paper for the CGL tier 2 exam conducted in between February 17 to 21, 2018 has been leaked.
As per the latest notification, SSC has cancelled the exam conducted on February 21 and it will be re-conducted on March 9, 2018.
The issue came to notice once the question paper along with the answers was found circulating on social media sites.
Taking note of it, the SSC had issued a statement saying, “The commission has received a few screenshots in the afternoon of 23.2.2018 of quantitative ability (paper-1) apparently taken on 21.2.2018 at around 12.30 pm belonging to a candidate namely Sachin Chouhan (roll number 2201281955). These snapshots are being circulated after about 48 hours of completion of the CGLE (Tier-II) Examination, 2017 and appear to be manipulated and would have no significance on the sanctity of the examination. Earlier also, at around 10.15 am on 21.2.2018, the commission received an information that some of the answer keys of paper I, to be held at 10.30 am on that day of the examination, were being circulated on the social media/e-mails. The commission investigated into the matter and found that the claims were absolutely bogus and baseless.”
chairman of the SSC, Ashim Khuranna too released a statement “In continuation with the earlier discussions held with the protesting candidates of CGLE 2017, a delegation of the candidates met with the Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, Pension and Public Grievances… After hearing the delegation, it was directed by the Hon’ble minister that though the paper 1 of 21.2.2018 was cancelled by the SSC on account of technical issues, to inquire into the allegation of leakage of this cancelled paper, the evidence being provided by the candidates be taken on record and if found substantiated, the matter will be referred to CBI for further enquiry. Else, the crime branch of Delhi Police which is already seized of the matter upon a referral by the commission, shall complete its inquiry in a time-bound manner and submit its report for further necessary action.”
The SSC conducts exam for mid-level Central government vacancies which are taken upon by lakhs of Government job aspirants.

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