SSC CGL Tier II 2017 Exam: Government Says Paper Not Cancelled, No Re-Examination

Last Modified: 22 Jun 2024

The government said that the SSC CGL Tier II exam was not cancelled so there is no question of re-examination.

29 March 2018: In a notification released by PTI, the government has said that there will be no re-examination for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination Tier 2 2017 as the exam has not been cancelled.

Question paper not leaked

 The Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh gave a written reply to the Lok Sabha stating; “There was no leakage of question papers in the CGL examination, 2017” His statement came as a response to a question about if the government has initiated the process for re-examination.

The minister further added; “in view of some sporadic incidents of alleged cheating by some candidates at a few venues and subsequent agitation by a section of candidates, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), in order to reaffirm the candidates' faith in the examination process, had recommended for an impartial enquiry into the matter by the CBI”

On SSC’s recommendation, the government had handed over the issue to CBI and CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry on the same on 8 March 2018.

SSC Paper Leak Issue

The SSC CGL Tier II examination started on 17 February.  Some candidates alleged paper leak in the second shift of the exam. The commission cancelled the exam for that shift.

On 22 February, the commission had to again cancel the exam in Bhopal after candidates reported that several answers were already marked. A candidate said; “When the exam started, we found that in several questions the answers were also marked. We informed the invigilators suspecting a paper leak and stopped answering further,” 

Students went on protest in front of CGO complex in New Delhi demanding for a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak matter. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari also came in support of the students and met the Union Home Minister, along with the students on protest.

Manoj Tiwari said; "I have complete faith in my government, the culprit whoever it may be, will not be spared as BJP and Delhi state stand by their demand,"

He requested students; ''I request those still sitting in protest to go home. I assure them that the process of CBI investigation has started,''

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