SSC MTS Non Technical Paper 1 conducted on April 30, 2017 has been cancelled. Re-exam schedule to be made available shortly at ssc.nic.in.
The SSC MTS 2016 Paper-I (afternoon shift) held on April 30, has been cancelled by the commission.
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released an official notice on its official website, cancelling the Paper 1 for the SSC MTS Examination. The candidates should note that only the SSC MTS Non Technical Paper 1 Afternoon Shift conducted on April 30, 2017 stands cancelled. The SSC has decided on the course of action when the reports of an alleged paper leak of the said examination were confirmed. The notice released yesterday evening confirms that the examination is cancelled. The date of re-examination of SSC MTS Paper 1 would be duly notified on the official website ssc.nic.in.
The SSC took this decision because the said paper was found to be compromised, a release issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
Here’s what the official notification said:
The re-examination for only those candidates who appeared in this shift will be held in due course and they would be suitably informed accordingly, it said.
The exam was scheduled to be held on April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4 and June 11 at various test centres across the nation.
How the paper leak issue was brought to light:
On April 30 the question paper and the answer keys were readily available on social media.
While reporting the event, Neetu Singh, the director of KD Campus, uploaded images of the question paper and sought assistance from the SSC and the PMO. On her facebook page, as per reports, the director of the coaching provider institution asked the students about the paper and the same was confirmed.
The written examination consisted of the following Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Paper 1 (Objective type paper): The exam was based on general intelligence and reasoning, numerical aptitude, general English and general awareness. The exam carried a total of 150 marks and was held for a duration of two hours for general candidates and two hours and 40 minutes for visually handicapped/cerebral palsy candidates.
Paper 2 (Descriptive paper): The candidates had to write short/essay/letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. This exam is conducted for the candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the commission in Paper 1 for different categories.
The examination is held to fill up 8300 posts.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of written examination followed by interview round.
Selected candidates will be paid between Rs 5200 to Rs 20,200 with the grade pay of Rs 1800.