March 22, 2017 08:34 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, March 22: The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday canceled the English language test conducted to select Nepali security personnel for the deployment in the UN peacekeeping missions after they found the questions were leaked two hours before the examinations on March 16.
The team has fixed March 24 (Friday) as new date for reexamination.
The UN had sent an international team to test the qualifications of the security personnel but the question papers of the examinations were leaked two hours before the examinations held at the headquarters of the Armed Police Force (APF) at Halchowk.
On March 16, Republica had published a report mentioning that question papers of the examinations to select Nepali security personnel for deployment in the UN peacekeeping missions were leaked two hours before the examinations.
The examinations were held at the headquarters of the Armed Police Force (APF) at Halchowk on Thursday for Nepal Police and APF personnel.
The examination was to start at 12 pm and examinees were strictly barred from carrying cell phones in the exam hall. But the questions were leaked to some examinees' cell phones at 10 am through Viber mobile application.
It was learnt that question sets prepared for the second group was leaked to examinees just ahead of the test.
Nepal Police and APF deploy their personnel in peacekeeping missions in Haiti, Sudan and Liberia through the UN.
The candidates have to sit for tests in English, driving and use of firearms. There is also an interview. The APF headquarters was selected as the center for English language test on Wednesday and the English questions were leaked just ahead of the examination.