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UPPSC RO/ARO prelims 2016 cancelled, re-exam on May 3

UPPSC officials held a meeting on Tuesday and took the decision in this regard. In the latest notification, the commission has announced that the re- exam will be conducted on May 3, 2020.

education Updated: Jan 15, 2020 16:52 IST
K Sandeep Kumar
K Sandeep Kumar
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) office
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) office(HT file)

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Tuesday announced cancellation of the Review Officer/Assistant Review Officer (RO/ARO) preliminary examination-2016 conducted by it on November 27, 2016.

The exams, cancelled over allegations of paper leak, will now be held again on May 3 this year.

The UPPSC issued a notification in this regard late on Tuesday.

The cancellation comes after the Allahabad high court rejected the UP CB-CID’s report which said that the preliminary exam paper for the 2016 RO/ARO exam had not been leaked and contested the accusation about the paper leakage, said the notification issued by UPPSC’s controller of examination Arvind Kumar Mishra.

The high court has also ordered a re-investigation of the whole paper leak case, it added.

The commission in the notification has maintained that since the preliminary examination result cannot be declared until the court gives orders, it has been decided to conduct the preliminary examination tentatively again on May 3, 2020.

“The candidates do not have to reapply to participate in the examination and the Commission will conduct all the stages of the examination in a time-bound manner,” said Mishra.

Around 2.04 lakh out of the total 3.85 lakh registered candidates had appeared in the RO/ARO-2016 preliminary exam held in 827 examination centres spread across 21 districts of UP on November 27, 2016. A total of 361 posts were on the offer. However, Hindi question paper with solutions started making rounds in WhatsApp an hour before the exams in the second session.

Later, an FIR was filed at Lucknow’s Hazratganj police station after orders of a Lucknow court on November 30.