Bihar Public Service Commission exam cancelled after question paper got leaked. The secretary of BPSC, Jiut Singh, said that to look into the whole matter, a three-member committee has been set up. A report has to be submitted by the committee in three days.
Candidates at Veer Kunwar Singh College, one of the centres of the examination, came out with this shocking allegation. It is located in Ara, the Bhojpur district headquarters.
The civil services exam(preliminary) was cancelled yesterday by the Bihar Public Services Commission held earlier in the day. This was hours after allegations of the leak of question paper led to a massive humdrum. A few minutes before the commencement of the exams, screenshots of a set of question papers went viral on social media platforms.
The controller of BPSC examination, Amarendra Kumar, told PTI over call that the exams have been cancelled. Further announcements will be made soon in due course.
Jijut Singh told the reporters that the authority received complaints of leak at the time of the starting of the exams. They then compared the screenshots with the original question papers. The photos tallied with the C set of the question paper. Reportedly, the screenshots went public almost 6 minutes before the starting of the exams.
The young women and men made a huge ruckus. It was alleged that a few of the candidates were allowed to solve their papers inside a separate room after being segregated. Mobile phones were also permitted to be taken there. After reaching the spot, Raushan Kushwaha, the district magistrate of Bhojpur, pacified the candidates who were protesting.
He said that the girls and the boys were asked to provide their complaint in a written format. These will be submitted to the BPSC then and it alone can take any action whatsoever. The exams are conducted on the assigned date without any problems- the local authority can ensure only that.
More than five lakh candidates reacted with utter dismay in the meantime. They appeared for the test at more than a thousand centres across the state.
One of the candidates said that the incident was very much demoralising. The exams were postponed due to Panchayat elections which were to be held originally in December. There is going to be further delay because of this unfortunate incident.
Rahman Khan commented about this incident that an examination mafia is at work behind this and it needs to be busted immediately if the BPSC board were to not lose its credibility. He is a person who operates a centre for coaching in Patna for aspirants who are from the underprivileged backgrounds.
This was the 67th exam of the BPSC went viral on the two popular social platforms named WhatsApp and Telegram. R K Mahajan, the chairman of BPSC, said in a statement that he had urged S K Singhal, the director general of police, to get this entire matter of the leaking of question paper investigated thoroughly by the cyber cell of the police.
The three-member committee consists of deputy secretaries, Kundan Kumar and Manoj Kumar, along with Jiut Singh. The candidates would be eligible to take the mains exam for the selection on more than 800 posts after qualifying this exam. There is no update upon the next level of the exam yet.