In a significant development related to the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) exam paper leak case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has discovered evidence suggesting the involvement of an accused person, who shared answers with the appearing candidates. ChatGPT and electronic devices were allegedly used to In at least two government recruitment exams, as reported by IANS. The accused, identified as Poola Ramesh, Divisional Engineer, Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSNPDCL), is believed to have sold question papers for Assistant Engineer (Civil) exam and used AI technology and electronic devices to help candidates. used. Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) & Divisional Accounts Officer (DAO) Exam.
According to the report, quoting sources, Ramesh allegedly shared the answers with seven candidates using electronic devices during the exam. This is the first case in this high-profile case where the use of ChatGPT and electronic devices has come to the fore. The SIT on Monday nabbed four persons named Prashant, Naresh, Mahesh and Srinivas, who were found using electronic devices to cheat during the examination.
Investigators are currently focusing on determining how the candidates entered the examination hall with electronic devices without being detected at the entrance. They are also looking for an examiner who can assist the candidates to reach the exam hall with bluetooth micro earpiece. This examiner is believed to have taken photographs of the question papers and shared them with Ramesh via WhatsApp ten minutes after the commencement of the exam.
With these latest arrests, the total number of persons detained in connection with the case has now reached 49. Ramesh obtained the leaked question paper for Assistant Engineer (Civil) exam from another accused person, Poola Ravi Kishore, who is a junior assistant in electricity. Department. Thereafter, Ramesh sold the leaked question paper to around 25 candidates at prices ranging from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. The said examination was held on 5 March.
For the AEE and DAO exams held on January 22 and February 26 respectively, Ramesh used advanced AI techniques and microelectronic devices to assist the aspirants. After receiving the question paper on his mobile device from an examiner at the exam centre, Ramesh, along with four companions, used ChatGPT to get the correct answers, which were then transmitted via Bluetooth earbuds to the candidates present in the exam hall They went. Reportedly, Ramesh struck a deal with each candidate for between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 30 lakh.
The TSPSC exam paper leak case has emerged as a complex case, with the SIT constantly coming out with new findings. The initial revelation of the TSPSC scam happened on March 13 after a complaint was lodged by a concerned person. Police initially arrested nine people, including Praveen Kumar, assistant section officer at TSPSC, and Rajasekhara Reddy, network administrator at TSPSC. These persons were accused of stealing question papers from a secret section of the Commission’s computer system and later selling them to other parties.
Additional 15 persons were arrested from Mahbubnagar district alone following the investigation conducted by the SIT. It was later learned that the cases pertain to Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Nagarkurnool, Khammam and Nalgonda districts.
The exam paper leak case created a stir in Telangana, with opposition parties such as Congress and BJP blaming the BRS government for the leak, which adversely affected many unemployed persons in the state. The opposition has called for an inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court or by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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