The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination may soon be made online, if a recommendation of the expert group set up to review the SSC examination system is accepted.
The panel, constituted by the department of personnel and training (DoPT) on February 13 this year under the chairmanship of former UPSC member IMG Khan, has in its report made several recommendations for improvement in the current SSC examination system Three working groups set up earlier this month to deliberate on recommendations of the panel have now submitted suggestions on the national screening test and technology related issues, awareness campaign, and issues relating to Cen tral armed force recruitment. The working group has recommended that online exam be introduced without further delay , apart from compulsory online registration (with a delayed start for the northeast region) and web and mobile app-based application system. The group also called for assessment of infrastructure and whether private agencies, universities, engi neering colleges are to be used for setting up physical exam infrastructure.
In the marking system, mandatory negative marking has been suggested, apart from normalization of score.Besides, to ensure transparency , uploading of marks, result, question papers, scanned answer papers and answer keys is recommended.