The Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Hyderabad has questioned 15 candidates who scored above 100 marks in the Telangana State Public Service Commission’s (TSPSC) Group 1 preliminary exam. The candidates are suspected of having access to the leaked papers. The police officials called the suspects on the mobile numbers submitted by the candidate during the one-time registration (OTR) of TSPSC. However, no arrests were made on Sunday.
The candidates were asked to fill out a form with details of their date of birth, occupation, TSPSC one-time registration number, and academic credentials. The SIT officials checked their background and banking transactions during the interrogation. One candidate claimed that scoring above 100 marks is achievable for those who have prepared for UPSC (civil services) recruitment.
The father of another applicant stated that his son had estimated a score of 95 marks based on the answer key, but ultimately scored 101 as per the final results. TSPSC had cancelled the Group 1 preliminary examination after confirming that the question paper was leaked by its staff. Thirteen persons, including four government employees, have already been arrested by the police in connection with the case.