In a reply to the protesting candidates against SSC-CGL Tier-II examination, the government said no to re-conducting of examination. The Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh in response to Lok Sabha stated that there is no leakage of question papers of CGL Exam 2017. So, the exams have not been canceled and hence no question to conduct these papers again for SSC Jobs aspirants.
In response to protests against incidents of cheating, the matter was handed over the CBI for an investigation. On recommendation by SSC, the government had handed over the matter to CBI for an unbiased inquiry. CBI registered a preliminary inquiry in the matter on March 8, 2018.
Some of the candidates who appeared in the SSC CGL Exam which started on 17th February 2018, alleged that exam papers were leaked and protested against the cheating during the paper. On this contrary, the Staff Selection Commission had decided to re-conduct the exam for the candidates who had appeared in the paper on 21st February 2018.
Jitendra replied in written to the Lok Sabha for this probe that there was no paper leakage and the initial examinations had not been canceled. Re-emphasizing the fact that the exam was not canceled and hence there is no question of re-conducting the exam.
The minister also said that in view of some sporadic incidents of alleged cheating by some candidates at a few venues and subsequent agitation by a section of candidates, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), in order to reaffirm the candidates’ faith in the examination process, had recommended for an impartial enquiry into the matter by the CBI.