The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry into alleged irregularities in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination held on February 21 this year, officials said today.
They said the agency had examined the reference received from the Centre for a CBI enquiry into the matter.
After examining the allegations, a decision was taken to initiate a preliminary enquiry in the matter, the officials said.
A preliminary enquiry is the first step of a probe by the CBI where the agency assesses whether the allegations have enough prima facie material for registering an FIR.
Students have been protesting outside the SSC office at CGO complex in the national capital since February 27, seeking a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak in the Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) exam.
They demanded a CBI enquiry into the allegations of leak of questions of the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination (CGLE) 2017 held from February 17 to 22 this year.
The commission conducts examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts in the central government.
Out of these, around 1.5 lakh candidates were shortlisted after the Tier-1 exam, he said.
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