The allegations about the KPSS Licensing exam came to the fore after the Public Personnel Selection Examination. Civil servant candidates who participated in the exam held by ÖSYM in two different sessions, namely General Culture-General Ability and Educational Sciences, are investigating whether the KPSS license exam will be repeated. While the State Supervisory Board DDK filed a criminal complaint with the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, ÖSYM President Ersoy made a last-minute KPSS statement.
After the KPSS License exam, which was held simultaneously in 18 exam centers in 81 provinces and in Nicosia, the capital of the TRNC, on July 104, allegations regarding some questions came to the fore. While the similarity of 30 percent of the questions in the exam to the questions in the trial tests caused reactions, the State Supervisory Board DDK requested an examination on the subject. While it was a matter of curiosity whether the 2022 KPSS exam will be canceled or not, OSYM President Ersoy made a last-minute statement. Here are the last minute developments of KPSS…
ÖSYM President Bayram Ali Ersoy announced that the KPSS sessions held on 31 July were cancelled. ÖSYM President Ersoy made the following statements:
KPSS sessions to be held on 6-7 August 2022 and 14 August 2022 have been postponed.
The new calendar for canceled and postponed exams will be shared with the public as soon as possible.
The new KPSS calendar will start on 17 September. KPSS candidates whose exams have been canceled will not be charged any additional fees for the new exam they will take.
We are determined to strengthen the place of ÖSYM in the heart of the nation by frankly sharing the deficiencies and disruptions that have arisen with the public and taking precautions.”
We apologize to all candidates for this unfortunate process, which caused cancellations and postponements in a way we did not want.”
“NO ADDITIONAL FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE NEW EXAM”
Emphasizing that excluding ÖSYM, which provides the most comprehensive service in the world and is the most respected institution in its field, from any discussion, President Ersoy continued as follows:
“Of course, it is impossible for such a critical institution not to be the target of attacks. As a matter of fact, since the past, this distinguished institution has been tried to be placed at the center of discussions with various claims. To date, all of the allegations related to the scope of duty of ÖSYM have been investigated administratively and judicially, and necessary actions have been taken against those responsible. As it is known, such a situation was encountered after the General Ability-General Culture sessions of the Public Personnel Selection Exam held on Sunday, July 31, 2022. According to the results of the first examination, it was determined that some of the questions asked to the candidates in this exam were included in the question booklets of a publishing house. First of all, it is never possible for such a picture to be accepted in terms of both the working principles of our institution, the law and the conscience of the public.”
Stating that upon the instruction of President Erdoğan, the State Supervisory Board (DDK) took action and started an investigation regarding the contested exam, Ersoy reminded that the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation on the subject upon the DDK's criminal complaint.
Bayram Ali Ersoy said that the Higher Education Council (YÖK) Supervisory Board also took action for a preliminary examination.
“NEW KPSS CALENDAR WILL START ON 17 SEPTEMBER”
ÖSYM President Ersoy said: “After the comprehensive evaluations, both the KPSS sessions held on 31 July 2022 were canceled and the sessions planned to be held on 6-7 August and 14 August 2022 were postponed. The new calendar for canceled and postponed exams will be shared with the public as soon as possible. The new KPSS calendar will start on 17 September. KPSS candidates whose exam has been canceled will not be charged any additional fees for the new exam they will take. Our aim is to provide an exam environment where all candidates can participate with peace of mind and be sure of the fairness of the result. We are determined to strengthen the place of ÖSYM in the heart of our nation by openly sharing the deficiencies and problems with the public and taking the necessary measures effectively. We apologize to all candidates for this unfortunate process, which caused cancellations and postponements in a way we did not want.”
NEW LAST MINUTE EXPLANATION FROM DDK
State Supervisory Board (DDK) Chairman Yunus Arıncı also made a new statement: “It has been deemed necessary to cancel the KPSS, which took place on July 31, in order to ease the public conscience and not leave any question marks in the minds of any of our citizens. As the State Supervisory Board, we will continue to inform our citizens transparently about the process.
SIMILAR AND EXACT SAME QUESTIONS FOUND!
In the examination carried out by the inspectors of the State Board of Auditors yesterday at Yediiklim Publishing House, questions that were exactly the same and similar questions were determined between the test questions and the questions of the KPSS exam.
At this stage, the investigation is transferred to the prosecutor's office; the investigation was carried out simultaneously, there was no fugitive, and the evidence was blackened. Although the DDK is fully authorized to investigate and investigate, the prosecutor's office and law enforcement are needed to carry out the investigation. One official said, “We can't print the printing house, we can't collect digital materials. Since we do not have the authority to do this, we enabled the prosecution to be activated.”
I would like to underline that; The investigation is carried out under the coordination of the State Supervisory Board. The DDK coordinates the investigations initiated by both the prosecutor's office and the YÖK. Due to the sensitivity of the issue, President Tayyip Erdoğan held a meeting with bureaucrats on this issue until midnight. He received information about the developments and conveyed his instructions.
PERSONNEL IS ALSO INSPECTED
When the investigation is over, we will have learned the details of the scandal. The investigation at ÖSYM is not only about duplicate questions, but also includes personnel review. I will continue to convey the details…