Published: 21st November 2019
#Cancelbinsachivalayexam trends as students allege paper leak, cheating in Gujarat service exam
The examination was earlier supposed to be held on October 20, which had been cancelled by the Gujarat government and they set the date as November 17, 2019
Twitter witnessed a major uproar on Thursday with people across the state and country alleging that several malpractices took place, and cheating was done at the Gujarat Subordinate Service exam, conducted on November 17 by the Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB). This exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of non-secretariat clerks and office assistants in the state. Netizens began calling for the cancellation of the exam on Twitter and the hashtag 'Cancelbinsachivalayexam' has garnered a lot of attention on the social media platform making it one of the top trending ones in India.
On November 17, a major ruckus had broken out as the exam began at Gujarat's Surendranagar’s MP Shah Arts and Commerce College. Several candidates taking the exam alleged that the envelope containing the question papers had already been torn, hinting towards a leakage. Following this, more than 200 students refused to take the exam and left the classroom to protest outside the centre. Over 10 lakh candidates applied for the 3,771 posts of class III non-secretariat clerk and office assistant.
The authorities, however, have denied any sort of paper leak. "It was just a human error. When the paper was delivered at the principal's office, both seals were intact. There were two envelopes containing one paper. While the seal of the inner envelope containing the paper was intact, the seal of the outer envelope was found torn when it was brought to the classroom," an official said, according to a TOI report.
However, the students and netizens on Twitter do not seem to agree. People have called on the central government to intervene and take steps against corruption and finally deliver justice to the candidates.
@sayupasna @TheLallantop— Jasminkumar (@Jasminkumar4) November 20, 2019
Plz take serious note
In Gujarat, clerk recruitment exam conducted on
17th. But lots of cheating in exam
Our local media is not covering this issue
7.5 lac students appeared in exam, for recruitment of 3900 clerk#Cancelbinsachivalayexam pic.twitter.com/uUkOO5mN3B
The examination was earlier supposed to be held on October 20, which had been cancelled by the Gujarat government and they set the date for the examination on November 17. It was said that the exam was earlier cancelled due to changes in the eligibility criteria. The state government, scrapping an earlier notification that declared only graduates were eligible to appear for the exam, had said that now along with graduates, those who have passed Class 12 can also appear for it. The exam was held at over 3,000 centres across Gujarat on November 17.