The SSC ‘Scam’ Reveals The Mess That Is India’s Education System
State public service commissions in particular areas often seem to be highly lethargic, and they often take years to complete an examination cycle. It not only leads to a drop in the morale of students preparing for the exam but also ends up creating unfair competition. Suppose, Ramesh has given the preliminary examination of a state public service commission exam in 2013. Without announcing the results of this exam, the state puts out a notification for conducting the exam for the next batch, say in 2014. Now, since Ramesh is unsure about his chances in the previous attempt, he’ll again appear for the exam in 2014. The students who have started preparing after Ramesh would obviously be at a disadvantaged position. This only leads to more people filling up forms to get into the services. The only thing that benefits from the whole exercise is the state treasury.