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Paper leak: UP govt cancels police constable recruitment exam, orders re-examination

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LUCKNOW: The

Uttar Pradesh government

on Saturday cancelled the

police constable recruitment examination

in the state, conducted on February 17 and 18, following a paper leak.
The

re-examination

will be conducted within the next six months and the candidates will be taken to the exam centers free of cost by the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses.

The probe in the leak will now be conducted by the Special Task Force(STF). The state government also directed for registration of an FIR against all those whose laxity caused the leak.

The recruitment exam was held in two shifts in which more than 48 lakh candidates had applied and 43 lakh had appeared for the examination.
However, it was marred with allegations of a paper leak on social media. Candidates alleged that it was available at a price between Rs 50,000 and Rs 2 lakh. They claimed that many of the candidates had it 8-12 hours before the commencement of the exam. The UP police recruitment and promotion board on Monday had constituted an internal committee to probe the allegations of paper leak and viral question papers and answer sheets on social media, said senior officials of the board.
Meanwhile, hundreds of candidates who had appeared for the UP police constable recruitment exam 2024 gathered at Eco Garden, Lucknow, on Friday and staged a massive protest demanding re-examination. They claimed the sanctity of the exam was compromised with a question paper going viral on social media hours before the start of the exam.

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