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Marathi papers instead of Urdu, SSC students shocked by board mistake
Tuesday March 4, 2014 1:37 AM, Staff Reporter

More than one thousand Class X students Monday - the first day of their board exam, had to experience the shock of their life when instead of the Urdu language papers, they were given the Marathi language papers.

Some of the affected students while talking to said that they entered the examination centre at the National Urdu High School to write the Urdu language paper as per the time table. However, at 11:00 in the morning as soon as question papers were distributed, to their shock, it was of Marathi language, not Urdu.

Similar mistake was noticed at Anglo Urdu High School also.

Chief Conductor Iqbal Nazeer after realising the mistake informed the higher authorities. Consequently, Dy Education Officer Rahul Chaudhary rushed to the exam centre with Urdu language papers and ordered to make photo-copies from a nearby photo-copier centre.

The centre had some 1,100 students including 675 students at National Urdu School and 425 Anglo Urdu School exam centre.

It took about two hours for the officials to make photo-copies of around 1,100 question papers. The students were given the Urdu papers at around 01:10 p.m. Till then no student was allowed to leave the exam centre.

It is learnt that the affected students suffered severe shock due to the mistake, with some even needing medical aid.

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