UPPSC RO, ARO Paper Cancelled Over Paper Leak Allegations; CM Yogi Orders Re-Exam in Six Months

UPPSC RO, ARO exam cancelled. Following reports of a paper leak, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday cancelled the preliminary exam conducted on February 11 for the recruitment of Review Officers and Assistant Review Officers.

UPPSC RO ARO exam cancelled

UPPSC RO and ARO examinations have been cancelled. The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday cancelled the preliminary exam conducted on February 11 in response to the recently leaked question paper of the Review Officer and Assistant Review Officer examination conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that the UPPSC RO and ARO exams be conducted again within six months. Sharing a post on X, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wrote,”Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has ordered to cancel the Review Officer/Assistant Review Officer (Preliminary) Examination, 2023 held on 11 February 2024 and to conduct it again in the next 06 months.” “Those who play with the sanctity of the examination will not be spared under any circumstances. The culprits of the youth will be given such punishment which will set an example,” he further added.

Let us remind you that for a quite long time, aspirants have been demanding the cancellation of the paper. Tagging Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on several social media platforms, students expressed their disappointment and worries. #UPPSC_WE_DEMAND_REEXAM trended on various platforms.

Later, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police was tasked to investigate the matter of the paper leak. As per a press statement issued by the government, Adityanath has directed to cancel the exam of Review Officers (RO) and Assistant Review Officers (ARO) held by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on February 11. “In this examination, complaints were received about some questions of the question paper allegedly going viral on social media, in connection with which a release was issued by the government to provide evidence of facts related to influencing the examination to the general public,” read the statement, PTI reported. “Subsequently, in view of the evidence provided to the government and the report available by the Commission, it has been instructed by the Chief Minister that the examinations of both the sessions of the Review Officers/Assistant Review Officers should be cancelled,” it added.

On February 9, the Rajya Sabha passed ‘The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024’ aimed at curbing leaks, malpractices as well as organised malpractices in recruitment examinations like UPSC, SSC etc, and entrance tests such as NEET, JEE, and CUET.


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