Recruitment exams of Intelligence Bureau (IB) witnesses overwhelming response from job aspirants. Every year, huge numbers of candidate appear for the exams; the latest one being for the Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive Exam 2017.
One of the major reasons for the uproar is less time was allowed to candidates. According to Pooja (name changed), OMR sheet was distributed at exactly 10 am and it took approximately 15 minutes to fill the particulars. The answer sheet was collected back at 11 am. 'The effective time of the examination was hence reduced to 40-45 minutes in most of the centres as the OMRs were collected at exact 11am! In an competitive exam that 15 minutes is a huge time' she said.
The exam scheme, as released by Ministry of Home Affairs (exam conducting body) clearly states that candidates will be allowed a total of 60 minutes for attempting 100 questions (general awareness, quantitative aptitude, logical/ analytical ability and English language).
NDTV tried to get clarification regarding this from concerned officials, but, that did not elicit any response.
'Papers were not sealed. That's a blunder anyone could have easily seen the paper before exam, with latest technology like what's app etc it won't take time to pass the paper,' says another aspirant from Haryana.
Candidates are also dissatisfied with being asked for writing the declaration in both Hindi and English. 'Declaration both in Hindi and English . Students who can't read or write in Hindi like me suffered. I had to draw those 2-3 lines literally. It takes time to draw those characters. Minimum 3 minutes. I took 4 minutes. Isn't that a loss!!,' says Mihir (name changed), a candidate from Uttar Pradesh.
Few candidates also claim that questions have been copied from an online portal.
Yesterday Home ministry conducted Asst. Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) exam, all the questions copied word by word from this website pic.twitter.com/aWKAQK1Zql— Kapil (@kapsology) October 16, 2017
Above all, with so many loopholes in exam management, candidates have started questioning the credibility of recruitment exams in the country and are also pondering over their future as a serious government job aspirant.