Candidates who appeared for Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) exam on August 12 were reportedly given wrong question paper. According to a report in the Indian Express, the 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 conducted by DSSSB officials, leading to the allegations that those who appeared in the re-test would have already known the question paper. Some candidates claim that no action has yet been taken despite them filing a complaint with the police and DSSSB officials.
According to the report, the alleged irregularity happened at a government school in Jaffrabad area of northeast Delhi. A guest teacher, who took the exam, said that exam was supposed to start at 10:30 am but question papers were distributed at different timings in different classrooms and in some of the classrooms question papers of Political Science were distributed instead Sanskrit. The teacher claimed that by the time police and DSSSB officials came to the examination center and announced that a re-test would be conducted; candidates had discussed the questions of Sanskrit paper.
DSSSB chairperson and secretary Gitanjali Gupta has stayed away from making any comments on these allegations. The examination was conducted to fill the posts of post-graduate teachers (PGTs) in Delhi government schools. The candidates having Master's Degree in the concerned subject with minimum 50 per cent marks along with B.Ed. and basic computer knowledge was eligible to apply for the posts. The selection of post-graduate teachers will be made through a two-phase examination.
It’s worth mentioning that Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia had sought a CBI probe into the alleged DSSSB exam paper leak last year. 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.