Ramakanta Biswas

The long wait of job seekers is finally over as the much-awaited online application process for the Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination 2022 commenced today.

As many as 1267 vacancies including 755 Group B and 512 Group C in various departments of the Odisha government are up for grab in the recruitment drive conducted by the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC). However, the OSSC’s decision to conduct the main examination of the CGL in the descriptive or subjective type format (pen and paper mode) has faced strong opposition from aspirants.

Aspirants feel that the main examination in the descriptive type format will lead to more corruption and demanded the conduct of the main examination in objective type (MCQ) and computer based test (CBT) to ensure transparency.

Aspirants took to Twitter to press for their demand and requested OSSC chairman Abhay to remove the descriptive type with the hastag #Remove_Descriptive_from_OSSC_CGL_Mains. 

“Sir we are requesting you to remove descriptive paper from Mains written exam. As in descriptive both candidates will get different mark for the same answer and SSC has also removed it from SSC CGL this year,” urged an aspirant. 

“Sir, ossc has adopted CBT mode inorder to curb corruption and to publish timely result.  After the unexpected result of ASO,  it is seeming very suspicious about the main written test of CGL22. Please remove it sir, we don't want to be victim of it again,” wrote another user.

A third user wrote, “Yes sir,Please make OSSC CGL 2022-23 Mains paper Objective type and remove Descriptive type and make the exam in online mode. Please sir,save us from corruption. Don't play with our future.”

“Pls remove descriptive paper and offline exam mode in OSSC CGL MAIN and conduct exam through CBRE mode with objective type questions so that exam should transparent and fair way,” another aspirant appealed. 

Recently, another government recruiting body, Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) found itself in a tight spot after hundreds of aspirants alleged massive corruption in the Assistant Section Officer (ASO) examination.

The aspirants alleged that each post was sold off for Rs 15 to 20 lakh, prompting the OPSC to later issue a statement refuting the allegations.