DSSSB cancels Sanskrit exam at one centre over alleged irregularities

Published on: Aug 18, 2018 11:42 IST
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The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has canceled the Sanskrit exam after reports of alleged irregularity at one of the centres surfaced. The examination of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Jaffrabad in northeast Delhi has been canceled because of delayed distribution of question papers of Post Graduate (PGT) Sanskrit, said a circular issued by the Board. According to reports, nearly 328 candidates had appeared in the exam at the centre. The exam was conducted to fill the posts of post-graduate teachers (PGTs) in Delhi government schools.

“Considering the facts and circumstances at the given examination centre, vis-a-vis other exam centres in respect of the said post code, and in the interest of fair play and transparency and to maintain the sanctity of the examination, Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board has decided that the examination dated August 12 is hereby canceled. The next date for these 328 candidates will be announced shortly,” said a circular issued by the board.

Earlier, it was alleged that candidates at one of the center were given question papers of Political Science, instead of Sanskrit. Moreover, the Sanskrit paper remained the same in the re-test leading to the allegations that those who appeared in the re-test would have already known the question paper.

The candidates having Master's Degree in the concerned subject with minimum 50 per cent marks along with B.Ed. and basic computer knowledge were eligible to apply for the posts. The selection of post-graduate teachers will be made through a two-phase examination.

Last year, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia had sought a CBI probe into the alleged DSSSB exam paper in 2018. The exam was being conducted to recruit primary teachers for municipal schools. The exam was later canceled and around 18 people were in connection with the matter.

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