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DSSSB exam 2018 for MCD teachers: No admit card, many candidates set to miss 30 September exam

On September 27, 2018, a large number of candidates were standing in front of the DSSSB main office to get their admit cards. They had been unable to download their admit card from the official website.

Shreya Thapliyal | New Delhi |

DSSSB exam 2018 for MCD teachers: The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) is to conduct four examinations from 30 September 2018 for recruitment of teachers.

This exam was earlier conducted in October 2017 but was cancelled later citing question paper leak. Happening nearly a year after the cancelled exam, the notification for the re-exam was supposed to give relief to the candidates who had applied.

However, this has turned into a nightmare for many of the applicants.

The exam is scheduled to be conducted on four dates – September 30, October 13, 14 & 28, 2018.

Candidates who have their exam on September 30 were asked to check and download their admit cards between 20 September and 26 September 2018.

The site, however, stopped working properly, on the first day itself probably due to a large number of candidates trying to download their admit cards.

On September 27, 2018, a large number of candidates were standing in front of the DSSSB main office to get their admit cards. They had been unable to download their admit card from the official website.

Most of the candidates said when they started checking the official website on September 20 for details of the examination, the screen showed a message saying: “Not eligible to print e-Admit card.”

All these candidates then thought their exam was not going to be held on September 30, 2018. It was only later when the website started functioning normally and they decided to check their admit cards, that they found out that their examination will be held on September 30, 2018, as scheduled.

This also meant admit cards were being uploaded regularly during the time the website was not functioning properly, even as the candidates who did not check the website after initial dates were unaware about their examination date.

Beti ki life ka sawal hai,” a hapless man could be heard telling DSSSB officials, looking clearly exasperated with not being able to understand the online system.

The man had taken three rounds of a cyber café, dutifully doing what the officials told him, only to find out that his daughter cannot download the admit card now since her exam is on 30 September and the last date has lapsed.

Another applicant from Rajasthan had a different MCD exam on September 29 and was not issued the admit card. He had applied for the exam offline and been visiting the DSSSB office for the last one week. The reason given to him was “issuing provisional admit card takes time”.

Chootega nhi exam”: this was how the information desk responded to the candidate’s query.

Many other candidates were also unable to view their admit card. Among them were candidates who had taken the examination in October 2017 that was cancelled. Officials at the information desk told them they must have used two registration IDs while looking for their admit card and because of which they could not access it.

The candidates, however, claimed they did not have two registration IDs as they pleaded for help.

When asked, an official at DSSSB office said he had evidence of 1,50,000 candidates who had been issued the admit card from the DSSSB office. He said if the candidates were unable to download the admit card from the website, they should have come to the DSSSB office on or before September 26 for the 30 September examination.