Question paper leak: Govt orders constable re-exam

Question paper leak: Govt orders constable re-exam

The State government has cancelled the written examination held for the post of civil constables on November 16, 2014, in the wake of a question paper leak. 

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced that re-examination would be held in January, 2015. The Kalaburagi police had arrested 14 people in the question paper leak scam and seized Rs 77 lakh in cash from the accused. 

Additional Director General of Police (Law and order and Recruitment) N S Megharikh said: “The overall ramification of the scam is still to be ascertained.

However, the investigation has revealed that around 300 candidates were in touch with the accused who provided the answer keys a couple of hours before the examination on November 16.” 

In order to uphold the credibility of the government and the police and in the larger public interest, the written examination held on November 16 has been cancelled. All these candidates will be disqualified from taking any competitive exam in future. The date of re-examination will be announced soon, he said. 

A total of 83,166 candidates had appeared for the examination at 175 centres across the State for the 6,609 police constable posts. 

On the day of the exam, the Kalaburagi police arrested three people and seized a sheet of paper with 77 handwritten answer keys. The police found that the answers matched with the answer keys of the questions in the OMR question paper. 

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