Staff Selection Commission (SSC) had announced a re-examination for candidates having appeared for the Combined Graduate Level examination 2013 at seven centers due to reports of unfair means being used during the exams. As per the SSC notifications, candidates appearing from Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Shimla and Dehradun were required to attempt the CGL 2013 exam again.
However, as per a recent ruling, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has scrapped the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination for 2013 and ordered re-examination for all candidates having appeared from any centre, on the ground that the question papers were leaked. While the re-examination for candidates from the designated 7 centers was conducted by SSC on April 27, 2014, dates are yet to be announced for the re-examination of the candidates having appeared from other exam centers.
Taking into note the status report Delhi Police filed in the case, that said the SSC CGLE 2013 Tier-I and II exams were leaked from various centres, a bench of CAT members Raj Vir Sharma and Shekhar Agarwal scrapped the examination reported IANS.
The examination was conducted for recruitment of income tax inspectors, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sub inspectors and excise department inspectors, among others.
The question papers were leaked in 2013 and police arrested 14 people, including a policeman, for their alleged involvement in the case.
In its order, the CAT said that as per the report submitted by police, electronic gadgets such as laptops, mobile phones, data cards and pen drives were extensively used in the examination.
“Answer keys were transmitted via SMSes and emails well before the start of the examination and a large number of people, including those running coaching institutes and candidates participating in the examination, were involved.
“Investigations conducted by Delhi Police revealed involvement of some centres and transmission of answer keys to candidates located at the stations,” the order said.
It said the “possibility of further investigation revealing involvement of other candidates at other stations cannot be ruled out as this list given by police is by no means exhaustive.
The CAT order said investigations were also being carried out by the CBI and police at other stations which may reveal involvement of many other centres.
The order came on a plea filed by Nitant Trivedi, Maninder Singh Attri and Vivek Kumar Mishra, seeking fresh examination in light of question papers being leaked from various centres, including Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Jaipur, Dehradun and Shimla.
The SSC had earlier said it will re-conduct the examination only in seven cities. But after the CAT’s April 23 order, it has to re-conduct the test all over India.Read More
Indian Institute of Management, Indore, (IIM-I) has managed to bring in the highest international pay package of Rs 37 lakh per annum for a student of the 2012-14 batch, a hike of Rs 4 lakh from the last batch, said an official placement report released by the institute.
Signaling a turnaround of market conditions after a period of slowdown, the higest domestic package offered was Rs 32 lakh per annum. The average compensation for this year was Rs 12.13 lakh per annum even with a 10 per cent increase in the total number of participants.
The institute found 41 first-time recruiters. The number of companies offering jobs at IIM-I, however, has increased from 142 to 152 with a 52 per cent increase in the number of pre-placement offers.
As much as 26 per cent recruitment was done in the Sales and Marketing domain. With 20 per cent of total offers, Finance was the highlight of the season.
Prominent recruiters such as AppsDaily, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank and Tata Consultancy Services rolled out double digit offers. On the downside though, the number of offers made by MNCs have dropped.
Sector-wise, 22 per cent students were placed with IT/ITES followed by BFSI at 19 per cent. Healthcare/Pharma and Median and PR/education sector offered least number of offers.
The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will look into the possibilities of adopting the new examination pattern as that of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for state administrative services, says an IANS report.
Within three months, the committee comprising three members will submit its report, journalist and panel chairman K.S. Tomar informed. He added that the commission has made up their mind to go through the positive and negative aspects of the shifting pattern for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (HAS) combined competitive (main) exams which in turn will act as an aid to avoid duplicity of efforts of the candidates appearing in civil services.
Tomar also said that since the existing state exams are similar to those of the UPSC civil services (main) exams, it has become crucial for the commission to consider the changes made by the UPSC for being able to carry out civil services (main) exams.
He said that switching over will bring rationality and equity in the examination and would remove redundancies. Besides, it would bring simplicity in the pattern of examinations. “At present, candidates work hard for HAS combined written examinations but they hardly get benefit of their laborious work if they want to compete for UPSC examinations,” Tomar said in a statement.
“Majority of the subjects of HAS examinations are not suitable for UPSC examinations, hence candidates have to make fresh preparation. After the introduction of the new UPSC pattern in our HAS combined examinations, the candidates can opt those subjects which are chosen by them during HAS combined written test for appearing in civil services too,” he added.Read More
The students from Delhi University (DU) seem to feature on the hot favourites’ list of recruiters not only across the country, but also a few multi- national companies (MNCs). These companies have shelled out job offers, with pay packages weighing as heavy as 8 lakh per annum, to as many as 850 students and are expected to offer jobs to more students in the coming few days.
According to the university officials there 2014 has witnessed is a huge jump in the number of job offers being made. While this year the number has already touched 850, last year only around 500 students were placed by the end of April by varsity’s Central Placement Cell (CPC).
“We are seeing a very good response this year. In comparison to last year we have seen a very good jump in terms of numbers,” said an official.
The placement record is expected to cross the one thousand mark as many companies are still approaching the varsity for conducting a placement drive, which began in October last year, according to an official handling CPC.
“Around 850 students from various colleges and courses have been placed in companies till now. Companies like HCL Technologies, Genpact, Wipro, Accenture, Genpact and TATA Capital have already given job offers to hundreds of students. There are many companies who want to come to hire students and this year more than 1000 students will be placed,” said J M Khurana, dean students’ welfare.
The highest package offered this year is around Rs.8 lakh per annum, officials said. “The salary packages offered this year are starting from Rs 2 lakh per annum and have already touched Rs.8 lakh per annum mark. We also expect the packages to go higher,” said Khurana.
Students who are registered with CPC are eligible for placements.
For students from off campus colleges CPC is a great platform as companies usually don’t come to their colleges. “I have a job offer from an IT company with the package of Rs 3.4 lakh per annum. Many of my friends will take part in the coming placement drive,” said Kartik, a student of Economics.Read More