UPSC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) Examination sabotaged? Commission responds to viral social media posts
UPSC quashed the rumours saying that the merit positions of qualified and unqualified candidates at every level are in order and as per the performance of APFC examinees.
UPSC APFC exam 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has denied the rumours doing the rounds on social media regarding sabotage of the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) Examination that had been conducted by the Commission on 2nd July. UPSC quashed the rumours saying that the merit positions of qualified and unqualified candidates at every level are in order and as per the performance of APFC examinees.
As per the official release, UPSC has responded to the rumours doing the rounds on social media, where images of portion of APFC question papers had been uploaded on different social media portals after the examination had been conducted.
By then, lakhs of question papers were in the hands of all those examinees who appeared in the examination and the Commission had also uploaded question paper on the website. Therefore, such inputs are neither credible nor actionable on the part of the Commission, it said.
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However, UPSC said that it has taken note of the viral social media posts and conducted a complete scrutiny of the processes and checks of the examination in all the centres across the country. The Commission informed that after the thorough investigation, nothing worthy of suspicion was found.
Also, as a matter of abundant caution, UPSC said that it analysed the data of the result of the examination at all levels of the merit list to find any unusual trend.
"It was clearly observed that the merit positions of qualified and unqualified candidates at every level are in order and as per the performance of examinees," the official release said.
Responding to trends which showed that more candidates qualified from some centres, UPSC stated that in open competitions this is not unusual.
"No two examinations can be compared on pro-rata basis and even the same examination in different years throw different data," it observed.
UPSC said that on the basis of a detailed and thorough analysis of events and data, it is of the firm view that rumours doing rounds in social media are baseless and devoid of merit.