Congress Slams SSC Paper Leaks, Calls It Another Vyapam Scam

| March 1 , 2018 , 11:45 IST

Since February 27, students preparing for the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate-Level Examination (SSC CGL) have poured onto the streets of Delhi in the thousands, protesting against 'mass cheating' after alleged exam paper leaks. The students have pointed out several discrepancies in the entire SSC CGL 2017 examination, leading the Congress party to compare it with the 2013 Vyapam entrance exam/recruitment scam.

Randeep Surjewala, the All India Congress Committee communications in-charge tweeted, "SSC Scam is another #Vyapam. Jobs being sold, future of millions of youth jeopardised, unabated protests continue for 3 days in Delhi, yet Modiji & SSC remain mum. If there is nothing wrong, why no CBI probe?  Will PM answer? Will media listen?"

SSC CGL 2017 aspirant Rohit Tayal, speaking to The Logical Indian described how the difficulties began once the cut off was revised, with 40,000 more candidates becoming eligible for the SSC CGL Tier-II exam a month before the exams were to take place.

“On October 31, the SSC had announced the cut off as 131. After about a month and a half, the cut off was revised to 126.5, citing “technical glitch” and 40,000 more students were selected. I was one among them,” added Tayal.

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The Tier-II exam was tentatively to take place from February 17, 2018, but its confirmation came only two days before on February 16. However, on the day of the mathematics paper on February 21, the question paper was allegedly leaked.

“On February 21, we had our mathematics paper. Minutes prior to the exam, a Facebook page that exposes SSC scams revealed that the question paper with the answers was leaked,” said Tayal.

The SSC called the claims 'baseless', denied any foul play and claimed that the reports were an attempt to defame the organisation.

“There appears to be a concerted attempt by some mischievous elements to defame the organisation,” said the staff selection commission in its notice.

Students have been protesting outside the CGO Complex in Delhi against the alleged scam of SSC, denying opportunities to genuine students preparing for the exams.