Future at stake! SSC CGL 2017 Tier II exam’s paper leak row

New Delhi: SSC CGL job aspirants have been protesting since early this week alleging question paper leak of Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) Tier II.

The candidates, who appeared for the examin February, are demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged leak of the paper.

While, SSC Chairman, Ashim Khurana said the students have been advised to provide concrete evidence in support of their allegations, the students are in no mood to withdraw their protest.

Besides, to vent their anger, the aspirants have taken to social media platforms and urged the HRD Ministry and Prime Minister’s Office to look into the matter.

Was there a leak?

The students allege that the photos of the question paper went viral even before the exam was concluded.

Some are also alleging that a few students were benefitted by the leak (but there is nothing to prove the allegations).

Khurana has assured the students that an independent investigating agency would carry out an inquiry into the matter.

Commission’s take

Khurana is of the view that the protest is being actively instigated and sponsored by two coaching institutes/ agencies with vested interests, reported The Indian Express.

A flashback

A total of 1, 89,843 candidates appeared for the SSC CGL Tier II exam held between February 17 and February 22. In Delhi, the SSC cancelled the second shift of the exam on February 17 at an exam centre. Later, it also cancelled the exam held in the morning shift on February 21 as screenshots of the question paper found circulating on social networking sites.

The SSC then re-scheduled March 9 to re-conduct this exam. However, the candidates are alleging a ‘scam’ and demanding a CBI inquiry.