OSSC JE (Civil)
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OSSC JE (Civil) Main Exam 2022 Cancelled: The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) cancelled the main written examination for Junior Engineer JE (Civil) after the police confirmed the leak of the question paper of the test conducted on July 16, 2023.
OSSC Cancels JE (Civil) Main Exam 2022: Important Details
In a notification, the OSSC stated that the examination was cancelled based on the report of the Balasore Superintendent of Police.
"The Odisha Staff Selection Commission has decided to cancel the main written examination for JE (Civil) conducted on 16th July 2023, as part of the Combined Technical Services Recruitment Examination 2022," the notice said on Sunday.
A fresh main written examination for JE (Civil) will be conducted on September 3. "The Commission sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to the candidates," the notice said.
Balasore Superintendent of Police, Sagarika Nath, confirmed the question paper leak incident at a press conference on Sunday.
"Question papers seized before the examination match the original question papers. We have informed the same to OSSC," the SP said, adding that there should be no doubt that the question papers of the main written exam were leaked before the examination.
The police said at least nine people were arrested in connection with the case. The mastermind of the scam, identified as a person from out of state, is yet to be apprehended, the SP said.
Nath said the arrested accused persons were middlemen, and they have confessed that the candidates were asked to give Rs 8 lakh to 10 lakh.