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What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details
What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details

What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details

What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details: UFM stands for Unfair Means in SSC CGL & SSC CHSL descriptive exams. Here you will know complete details about What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams?

UFM will lead you to Zero Marks in the descriptive paper Irrespictive of how well the examination is attended. If you not pay attention to this in the examination, It will lead to loss of marks and can take you far from attaining your dream job.

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What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams?: Overview

What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details
What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details
Article Name What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details
Category SSC Exams
Name Of The Exam SSC CGL & SSC CHSL Descriptive Exams
Name Of The Organization Staff Selection Commission
UFM stands for Unfair Means
Exam Mode Offline
Official Website https://ssc.nic.in/

These were some of the general mistakes that one should avoid during the descriptive exam. Given below is the response sheet of an aspirant who got 73 marks in the descriptive examination but he did not obey the general instructions and wrote his name on the response sheet and was ultimately rewarded zero marks.

What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details
What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details

Not sticking to the format of the letter.

There have been many instances where an aspirant did not stick to the format of the letter and was rewarded with zero marks. This involves mentioning the address of the receiver in case of an informal letter or adding irrelevant personal information to the letter.

Including the extra information than what is given to you.

Just keep in mind that writing any personal identity, for instance, name, mobile number, roll no or address (Real or Imaginary) in paper will result in zero marks. There are so many aspirants who were given zero marks for incorporating the extra things to the letter to make it better.

For instance, if you are given that you are Ramit, a resident of Shahdara, New Delhi, you cannot write Ramit, 456, Block-C Shahdara, New Delhi -110090 in the address details. This will lead to UFM and you will be rewarded with no marks.

Writing the name on the answer sheet

This is a common mistake that a student commits. You need not write or provide any information other than what is asked. This has happened in the case of a student wherein he has put his signature in the place of invigilator’s sign and his sheet was not evaluated. Therefore, be very cautious of what details needs to be filled where. Do not commit mistakes in haste.

Doing rough work by putting stray marks and random words on the sheet

Some people put stray marks or do rough work at the backside of the response sheet which is strictly prohibited and may result in loss of marks. This also comes under the UFM category and hence must be avoided.

What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details
What Is Unfair Means (UFM) In SSC Exams? Complete Details

Including the name of the random person in the body of the letter.

Some people put the name of a random person in the body while writing the letter. Putting any reference of any kind or mentioning its details like an address which is not specified anywhere in the question leads to loss of marks. Beware of it and do not commit this mistake.

Not filling the essential details in the response sheet

Not filling the important things such as Roll no., sign, left thumb impression also comes under UFM and keep your response sheet from the evaluation.

There are some things that are not included in UFMs but are equally important if you wish to score good marks in the descriptive paper. Avoiding these points can help you enhance your scores in the paper.

Writing too many words in one block

It is strictly mentioned in the general instructions of the response sheet that you need to fill only one word in each block but still, aspirants commit this mistake in a hurry and end up losing their marks.

Therefore, we urge all of you to not to commit such mistakes. If you cant get hold of this habit then take a rough copy with blocks and practice writing in it.

Crossing the word limit of the essay or letter

You can exceed or limit the word limit by 10 % but some students even cross this word limit. Yes!! Exceeding the word limit set by SSC may lead to loss of marks.

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SSC UFM Frequently Asked Questions

What is SSC UFM full form?
Ans. – UFM stands for Unfair Means.

What does SSC UFM means?
Ans. – SSC UFM means candidates will be awarded with zero marks in descriptive paper.

What is the name twitter campaign for SSC UFM?
Ans. – The name of twitter campaign is #SSC_UFM.

Where can I find the original SSC UFM copies?
Ans. – You can find It from www.examstocks.com.

Conclusion: Please bear in mind that whatever is included in the general instructions is for your own sake. Therefore, one must devote time to read the general instructions to keep oneself from committing such silly mistakes that can cost you your future.

This Post Has 3 Comments


    SSC UFM:
    It is gathered from various comments published on YouTube platform that some candidates of CHSL 2018 as well as CGL 2018, who are also themselves running their own YouTube Channels on various SSC Exams, have been leading the so called movement against the SSC’s “Arbitrary Rule” inciting all SSC aspirants to go against it. I appeal to the SSC Administration to kindly investigate into the matter taking into account the aforesaid facts so that candidates obediently complied with the Commission’s instructions in toto are in no way victimized. The Inquiring/Reviewing Committee may also please especially find out the “Reasons” as to why “handful” of candidates are finding it difficult to adhere to the SSC UFM Rule, more so, the “Real or Imaginary” Rule which is seemingly not at all as ambiguous as allegedly claimed by this #Tag movement leadership group. May GOD bless All.


    SSC UFM IN CHSL, 2018:
    Qualified :87%
    Disqualified :13%
    The SSC UFM issue has been blown out of proportion. Instead of trying to change the SSC Headed by a Sr. IAS Officer of repute ( DoP & T Ministry, Govt of India), I think the Online Teachers should properly guide its paid students in particular & other aspirants in general to “always” comply strictly with the instructions, no matter what, given by the Recruiting Organisations for their own advantage. Candidates may commit mistakes, everyone does so to speak, but it should be realised and admitted of having done so. That’s something really needed at this juncture. Once selected and employed, these vibrant youth are going to be an integral part of the huge Administration of the Union Govt. Needless to say that the would-be employers obviously will embrace really honest, intelligent, obedient, disciplined & truly truthful candidates who are likely to become the assets of their respective departments. Having said that it is hoped that the status of those candidates since put on record by SSC and also who didn’t defy the instructions of the SSC in any manner whatsoever is NOT COMPROMISED at any cost. It is prayed that everything falls in place. Thanks & regards. May God Bless All!


    Out of lakhs of candidates across the country, SSC has to pick the Best of the Best candidates, in all respects, after a 3-tier process. Needless to say that it’s a herculean task for any Recruiting Organisations including Giant SSC to select only a few candidates out of lakhs of meritorious candidates! Like it or not but a little mistake, a little carelessness at tier-2 stage may make things a ‘total mess’! In these days of cut throat competition in different Competitive Exams conducted at various levels by State & Central Govts across the country, obviously candidates are likely to have tougher times than ever before. So they must be very careful & confine & strictly stick only to the instructions given in the Question, no matter what, by SSC or any Recruiting Organisations, for that matter. Candidates shouldn’t write ABC, 123, or XYZ unless the situation so warrants. Otherwise, they should write only the Given Name(s) & Address in the Question & nothing more or less. Candidates should not bother at all if the Given Address is Incomplete or Incorrect. From the present scenario & going by the past bitter experiences about cheating cases in various exam centres, it is evident that the SSC Administration has, this time, come out strongly and done Multiple Layers of Checking & Cross-checking of Answer Sheets carefully probably in order to CHECK & STOP all possible dimensions of Corruption, Cheating, Unfair Means hitherto adopted strategically in various exams by unscrupulous group or groups of people – the Modus Operandi of Cheaters. Having said that it is hoped that those candidates who didn’t defy the the SSC’s instructions in any manner get complete and undeniable justice. Thanks & regards to all concerned.

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