Odisha SSC Recruitment: 50 Candidates Boycott Exam Amidst Question Paper Leak Allegation
Over 50 candidates chose to boycott a recruitment examination conducted by the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) due to allegations of a leaked question paper. The preliminary examination for accountants took place at Bhadrak Autonomous College on Sunday, where the candidates claimed that the envelope containing the question paper had been opened well before the scheduled time. As a result, they decided to abstain from the examination and organized a demonstration outside the venue.
In response to the situation, Bhadrak's sub-collector, Manoj Patra, refuted the allegation, stating that it was baseless. Despite a "verification" by the district administration, the candidates who made the accusation refused to sit for the examination, as reported by another officer. Collector Siddeshwar Baliram Bondra personally visited all five examination centers in the district and confirmed that the test had been conducted smoothly without any irregularities.
Additionally, there were similar claims of a question paper leak at an examination center in Berhampur town, Ganjam district. This incident further raised concerns about the examination process. The recruitment examination was held across 138 centers throughout the state, and it saw a massive participation of about 50,000 candidates.
It is worth noting that this was not the first instance of a question paper leak in relation to the OSSC examinations. Previously, the question paper for the JE (Civil) Main Examination conducted on July 16 was also leaked, indicating a serious issue that needs to be addressed promptly by the authorities.