In line with the trend of more and more exams going online, SSC exams may also go online soon.
An expert group, constituted by the DoPT under the chairmanship of former Union Public Service Commission Member I.M.G. Khan in order to review the existing test system, had made a series of recommendations. Following this, three working groups were set up to consider the various recommendations pertaining to National Screening Test & Technology, awareness campaign and the Central Armed Forces (CAPFs). The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited comments on the recommendations of the three working groups.
These recommendations include making SSC exams online. Other important recommendations include the following:
1) Online registration should be compulsory across India (with the possible exception of North East India)
2) There should be mandatory negative marking and normalization of scores
3) Marks, result, question papers, scanned answer papers and answer keys should be uploaded in order to ensure transparency
4) SSC should not conduct exams for those posts for which the minimum academic qualification is less than 10+2. (The impact of this is that SSC may no longer conduct exams for recruitment of Constables (general duty).)
5) Technology should be used to increase transparency in recruitment through inclusion of biometrics at every stage – digital height-weight-chest measurement with webcam display, CCTV recording of events and online validation of data, etc.
The document with the recommendations can be downloaded from the DoPT website through the following link: