December 25 did not only mean a shocker by the Prime Minister of India who visited Pakistan without any information to anyone but also brought to light the lousy and shocking examination routine in Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) had to cancel the examination for government jobs in various departments at two centres when cases of cheating and use of mobile phones during the exam became publicly known.
In an official release by JKSSB, over Eighty-nine thousand students had appeared for the exam which saw a little over over sixty percent attendance across the state. Shockingly, the JKSSB had to cancel the examination at two centres – Luthra College of Education in Talab Tillo and another at Paloura and this was a result of complaints of cheating and use of internet on mobile phone right during the exam.
There is a meeting scheduled tomorrow, December 27 where the Board would decide about the fate of the candidates affected by the cancellation of the examination. There is widespread speculation that the exam may have to be cancelled completely after becoming the centre of controversy.
Multiple photos circulated on social media websites all day yesterday and though the images cannot be used as concrete proof, eyewitnesses bemoaned the mess at the Luthra College of Education examination centre and also confirmed that there were some “miscreants” who even tore the question papers.