Rashmi Ranjan

The aspirants who appeared for the accountant recruitment examination conducted by the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) on Sunday alleged massive errors in the question papers.

According to candidates, the question papers in Odia medium were replete with a lot of mistakes and they found it very difficult to read and understand the questions.

Moreover, the aspirant slammed the commission for not scrutinising the question papers before conducting the examination.

“We have opted to appear the examination in Odia. But when we got the question paper, it was quite difficult to understand. There were a lot of printing mistakes in all the three sets. The stenographer examination question papers too had errors,” said Dibya Ranjan Panda, a candidate.

Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, several internet users and candidates criticised OSSC for the faulty question papers and demanded fresh conduct of the examination.

"Today OSSC Accountant exam was there But unfortunately, the ODIA Medium Questions are not up to the Marks as there are many spelling mistakes,and they are also not easily understandable so sir kindly look into this," wrote an user tagging OSSC chairman Abhay. 

“The question paper has made the #OSSC a laughing stock. How is that a sample Q paper after printing was not over viewed by the appropriate authority before the test was conducted. Very shameful & shows how incompetent people are given such important responsibility,” wrote another user.

“Respected sir please look into this matter and also please note that, question level was little bit difficult & some of them are out of the #OSSC syllabus. Please rectify this kind of problem for upcoming #OSSC #Exam,” another user commented.

Replying to the tweet of an user, OSSC chairman appeared to have admitted the mistake and assured corrective measures. "We are taking corrective action for future," he wrote. 

Meanwhile, the BJP has also targeted the Odisha government over the faulty question paper.

“This is really unfortunate that the government cannot print an error-free question paper in our mother tongue Odia language. Who will be responsible for the loss?” questioned BJP leader Dillip Mallick.

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