SSC Exam Scam: 1 candidate, 21 Admit cards, different roll nos. & 1 centre

Admit cards with the same name and photograph but with different RNs, addresses and categories (reserved/unreserved) surfaced on Thursday adding to the swirling controversy around SSC

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Vikrant Jha

The Staff Selection Commission controversy is getting even more bizarre. On Thursday several Admit Cards issued by SSC surfaced of just one candidate for the online objective test (Tier One) conducted on March 4. While they carried the same name and photograph, the residential addresses and the Roll Number were all different in different Admit Cards (see pic).

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Four different Admit cards, four different roll numbers, four different addresses but one name, one photo and one centre. 17 more made available to NH

Screen shots of 21 such Admit Cards were made available to National Herald (NH is using only four of them to make the point), each one issued to Sandeep but with different roll numbers (2201595573; 2201577548; 2201578567 and 2201594923). Protestors, unemployed youth gathered at the CGO complex in Delhi, claimed they were in possession of several more Admit Cards issued to the same candidate, again with different addresses and different roll numbers.

Curiously, all these Admit Cards required the candidates ( or the candidate) to appear at the same examination centre, namely Elbrus Assesment Centre (Idoc Infosolutions (P)Ltd), Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi. Some of the Admit Cards specified a ‘reserved’ category while others specified an ‘unreserved’ category. Three of the protestors claimed that this particular centre had been allotted to just this one candidate. Obviously, something does not smell right.

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The list of roll numbers assigned to Sandeep, all at different addresses

Swaraj India Party’s Delhi State Chief claimed that these documents being shared by protestors had been verified and were found to be authentic. “These are all valid documents and are genuinbe. We are in fact planning to hold a press conference on this specific matter tomorrow (March 9),” he declared.

Maybe, it was another ‘technical glitch’ from SSC’s end. Ever since the first leak was reported on February 21, 2018, SSC seems to have got one fine excuse in ‘technical glitch’ and they may soon be terming this a technical glitch too.

When this NH correspondent visited a centre in Dwarka’s Matiala in Delhi on Thursday, the person manning the centre referred to the two hour long suspension of the examination on February 21 and said, “We received a call from the SSC to stop the exams immediately, but we were not given any reason.” “We were told that there is a problem in the back-end,” he claimed.

With screenshots of the online question paper and anwer keys soon getting viral on social media, the SSC first claimed there was nothing wrong with the exam, then admitted a technical glitch but then debarred the candidate for seven years but went ahead to issue him an Admit Card for the re-examination of the cancelled paper on March 9.

SSC Exam Scam: 1 candidate, 21 Admit cards, different roll nos. & 1 centre
SSC claimed “some technical reason” for rescheduling the exams in its notification which angered the protesting candidates as they claimed to have provided the commission with proofs

The SSC explained away the faux pas in issuing the Admit Card to the debarred candidate by falling back on yet another ‘technical glitch’.

“If the nexus is operating so freely and aggressively, it is not possible without political backings. There is a parallel corrupt recruitment system functioning and functioning unquestioned and unhindered,” Anupam told NH.

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