Rejecting all rumours on social media about PCS (Mains)-2017 Social Work question paper leak, Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Wednesday midnight clarified that both the papers would be conducted as per the schedule in two shifts on Thursday.
The aspiring deputy Collectors are slated to give Social Work paper I and paper II in morning and after noon shifts respectively.
The rumour caught momentum on Wednesday after a screenshot of Social Work question papers, released by a city-based coaching institute, started making round in WhatsApp and facebook. The UPPSC, already in trouble over cancellation of Essay and General Hindi papers, was also flooded with queries of candidates from across the state after which it issued the statement.
Examination Controller, UPPSC, Anju Katiyar issued an official communique terming the paper leak posts in social media as rumour and baseless.
She said, “One Ravindra Sir of a private coaching institute has distributed model test series number 4 and 2 of the question papers wherein probability of matching each quetion with that of PCS (mains)-2017 exam is shown in percentage. Following it, some anti-social elements are spreading rumours in social media that the paper is out which is baseless and false.” She said, “The exams will be held as per the schedule.”
Earlier the Commission had on Tuesday cancelled General Hindi and Esay papers of PCS (mains) exams after question paper of second session was distributed in the first shift to aspirants at an examination centre in Allahabad. This led to massive agitation resulting in the arrest of eight persons.