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SPSC: Looking into allegations of cheating and lapses in SSCPE 2022 exams

First Published: 21st January, 2023 15:11 IST

The Sikkim Public Service Commission (SPSC) said that it has "taken the matter seriously and is verifying the facts proactively

The Sikkim Public Service Commission said on Saturday said that it has taken seriously the allegations by certain candidates about alleged cheating and lapses while conducting the Sikkim Services (Combined Recruitment) Prelim Examination 2022 held earlier this month and is looking into the matter.

In a press statement, the Sikkim Public Service Commission said that it has “taken the matter seriously and is verifying the facts proactively.”

The SPSC further added that “appropriate action will be taken accordingly.”

Not only this, the Sikkim Public Service Commission (SPSC) informed that “revised answer keys have been uploaded today by the Commission duly taking into account all the concerns of the candidates.”
Last but not the least, the Sikkim Public Service Commission has assured fair evaluation to all the candidates.

It may be mentioned that the candidates who had appeared for the Sikkim Services (Combined Recruitment) Prelim Exams 2022 held on January 16 alleged rampant cheating and extensive violation of examination rules at several centres across the state where the exams were held.

Aggrieved candidates wrote to the Chairman, Sikkim Public Service Commission (SPSC) about the wrong doings during the prelims and alleged that there was no proper checking or frisking of candidates as they entered the examination centres.

There were about 8,000 aspirants who sat for the exam. The exams were held to fill 18 Under Secretary positions, 14 positions of DSP, and 30 positions of Accounts Officer.

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