The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Every year around 10 to 15 lakhs of candidates will appear for this exam. It is a national level exam to recruit candidates for the following posts.
- Data Entry Operator (DEO)
- Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
- Postal Assistant (PA) / Sorting Assistant (SA)
Selection Process of SSC CHSL
The selection process will happen in 3 stages.
- Computer-based Online exam – Tier 1
- Descriptive paper – Tier 2
- Typing test / Skill test – Tier 3
Tier 2 Exam:
The SSC CHSL Tier-2 2018 Descriptive Exam was held on the 29th of September 2019. The result for the same descriptive test was released on 25th February 2020. In the descriptive paper the candidates have to write the letter writing and essay.
Unfair Means Rule (UFM):
In the SSC CHSL tier-2 descriptive paper many candidates have been awarded with zero marks. As per the Unfair Means (UFM) Rule for Descriptive Paper in SSC notification following conditions are,
- Candidates should not write their personal identity in the answer book. The personal identity includes their name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc.
The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks even if marks are awarded during the evaluation process. This is the UFM (Unfair Means Rule) in SSC CHSL tier-2 exam.
- Candidates qualified for SSC CHSL tier-2 descriptive paper – 45101
- Candidates appeared for SSC CHSL tier-2 descriptive paper – 36112
- Rejected candidates by UFM rule – 4560
Candidates against UFM Rule:
This UFM rule is framed to disqualify the cheating candidates. But some of the genuine candidates with high scores were also got disqualified due to this rule. As a results candidates have outraged in the social media against this rules.
In the letter writing, the candidates should write imaginary names such as XYZ, instead of their actual name and address. Many candidates have got their answer books and found that they have disqualified even for mentioning the imaginary name and address.
New Rule on the Question Paper:
The candidates are arguing in social media by quoting the instructions in the notification. But as per the new rule in the question paper, the candidates should not write their identity (both real and imaginary). The candidate should only use the name and address given in the question. Thus the candidates should not even mention the imaginary name and address.
But this rule is new to the candidates, as this is implemented from this year only. Many candidates said that they were aware of this rule few minutes before the exam. And also they were not aware about the change in rule in a clear manner.
So the candidates were in depression due to this sudden change in the rule and their disqualification.
However, in view of the representations received by the Commission, dealing with the above issue, the Commission has decided to constitute a committee of experts to examine the matter and give its recommendations for the consideration of the Commission.
The Commission may look into this issue after the end of COVID-19 lockdown comes to an end. The candidates are expecting a justice in this sudden rule change issue.