Patna: As many as 114 students, including girls, have been expelled for cheating even as Bihar BSEB board Class 12 Intermediate 2018 exams began today amid reports that the Biology paper was leaked and circulated among students.
According to the data released by the BSEB, the students who have been barred from the rest of the examination included 15 from Saran district, followed by 14 in Gaya, 10 each in Nawada and Siwan, 08 in Aurangabad, 07 in Arwal, 06 each in Khagaria and Begusarai, 04 each in Vaishali, Munger, Nalanda and Samastipur, 03 each in Jehanabad, Madhubani, Shiekhpura and Madhepura, 02 each in Bhagalpur, Jamui and Supaul, and 01 each in Patna, Kaimur, Saharsa and Bhojpur.
According to a board official, Sonu Kumar, who appeared at one of the examination centres in Begusarai district in place of his nephew, has been arrested during the surprise checking.
Earlier, Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and senior RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has claimed that Bihar board Class 12 Inter Biology paper was leaked and was widely circulated among students.
He also claimed that the government was aware of the leak. But, despite this went ahead with holding the exam.
"Breaking: Bihar Board’s Inter Biology Exam paper leaked, went viral among students. Nitish Kumar’s administration was totally aware of it but still decided to go ahead with exam rather than cancelling it. Nitish Ji, Stop playing with future of Bihari students,it’s not ur politics", Yadav said in a message posted on Twitter.
According to other reports, the BSEB Inter Biology paper was leaked at two centres in Nawada and Supaul. The bihard board has not confirmed the leak and has not issued any statement to deny the reports.
The Education Minister of state has promised a probe into the allegation of paper leak.
Bihar board Class 12 Inter exams began today morning at 1,384 examination centres across the state. It will continue till February 16, 2018.
The exam for all the three streams - Arts, Commerce, and Science, are conducted in two shifts.
The first shift in from morning 09:45 to afternoon 01:00 whereas the second shift is from 01:45 pm to 05:00 pm.
The first paper was of Biology for Science students, Enterpreneurship for Commerces students in the morning shift.
For Arts the first paper was of Philosophy on February 06, 2018 afternoon shift. Hindi was the first paper for Vocational Course in the second shift on February 06.
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