(SSC PLANNER) Reforms Proposed by SSC
1. Computer Based Examination
In order to bring more transparency in the Examination
process and minimize the scope of human interference during the conduct of
Examination, the Commission has proposed to the Government to allow it to
conduct its Examinations in the Computer Based Mode (CBM). The proposal is under
consideration with Government.
2. On-line Receipt of Applications of candidates for Selection Posts
The Commission has initiated action to develop a software for
computerized receipt of applications for Selection Posts. Scrutiny of
applications is the most time consuming aspect of recruitment to Selection Posts
and the Commission proposes to computerize this area to reduce the time taken in
processing of applications.
3. Question Bank Workshops
During the year 2014-15, the Commission conducted examination
for over 177 lakh candidates, which was a formidable task. A sound Question Bank
is an essential pre-requisite for the smooth conduct of examinations of such
magnitude. The Commission therefore conducts Question Bank Workshops from time
to time to replenish its stock of questions in the Question Bank.
4. Voice Recorded Dictation for Stenography Test
With a view to bring about uniformity in the administration
of skill test for stenography, the Commission proposes to introduce
audio-recorded stenography passages for Stenography skill tests. This modality
would also considerably reduce the cost of conduct of Stenography Test.
5. Standardization of Notice for Selection Posts
The Commission has decided to publish a Standardized Notice for Selection
Posts after finalisation of the modalities relating to the revised procedure for
recruitment of Selection Posts.
6. Pasting of post-card size recent Photograph of the Candidate on the
candidate’s copy of Admit Card to be attested by PST/PET Board for Constables (GD)
It was decided that a recent post-card size photograph of the
Candidate, duly attested by the PST/PET Board of CAPFs, may be affixed on the
candidate’s copy of the Admit Cards for Constable (GD) recruitment, and that the
production of which may be made compulsory in the written exam, for verification
of the identity of the candidates, so as to reduce the chances of impersonation.
7. Conduct of Examination in respect of VH & Cerebral Palsy candidates at
the Centre opted by them
The Commission has issued guidelines to identify examination
venues wherein seating arrangements for PwD candidates is made on the ground
floor so that they are not inconvenienced in any way. Visually Handicapped /
Cerebral Palsy candidates seeking help of Scribes are allotted in specific venue
and help of Scribes is accorded to them as per the norms. Compensatory time of
20 minutes per hour is also provided to such candidates.
8. Rejection of multiple applications by NIC before handing over data to
The present practice of splitting the candidates’ application
database, manually, into many discrete files and sending it to concerned Regions
through email or CD, has a risk factor in resulting in data disparity / errors
which is required to be discontinued at the earliest. A suitable software
application for auto-rejection of multiple applications, made by a single
candidate at the initial stage itself developed by Technical Director (NIC) in
consultation with Director (EDP) has been introduced from the forthcoming CGLE
Examination, 2016 to effectively curb multiple applications.
9. Provision to obtain the AADHAR Card No. in the Application Form by the
The provision to obtain the AADHAR Card No. (on optional
basis), along with the Permanent Address of the applicant in the Application
Form has been made in the Examination Notice and Application Form of SI in CPOs
Exam, 2016 and it has also been included in CGLE, 2016. It has been decided that
provision of obtaining AADHAR Card No. from candidates may be continued in