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Matric Question Paper Goes Viral: Odisha Board Head Says Not To Panic, Probe To Be Made


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22 February 2019

Bikash Sharma


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Cuttack: Amid the hue and cry over the alleged leak of question paper on the very first day of the ongoing Annual Matriculation Exams as the Odia question paper allegedly went viral on social media today in several places of Odisha, Board of Secondary Education (BSE) president appealed the examinees and their guardians not to get worried as it would not hamper the paper in any respect.

Clarifying that the question paper said to have gone viral took place after the completion of the said exam, it has no impact.

She, however, assured that a probe to be launched and the culprit if found will certainly be punished.

In her media reactions, Board of Secondary Education president Dr Jahan Ara Begum said, “As per the schedule, the Matric exam began today at 10 am. The OMR, i.e. Objective question, was held properly for an hour till 11 am. The first day’s paper, First Language (Odia), was over at 12.30 pm.”

She clarified, “We came to know from media about the question paper viral rumour. After the first part of the paper was over at 11 am, the viral on social media has been informed. Hence, we can’t term it as question paper leak. However, we hope that the viral hasn’t impacted on the examinees. Because, the examinees had entered the exam halls at 9 am and the exam had also been over at 11 am. Thus, we hope there will be no problem.”

She also stated, “We had made all sorts of security arrangements. Entry of mobile phone into the exam hall was completely banned. Despite that, disciplinary action will definitely be taken if the enquiry reveals that anyone has deviated the instructions.”

“Now we would like to tell all the examinees and their guardians not to panic or get perturbed by this viral. Be patient and keep on preparing and appear for other papers,” the Board president appealed.

She also informed, “Filing complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell will be decided later on by the Board of Secondary Education. But we’re seriously thinking for taking into task the culprit if caught after the probe. However, it is a conspiracy to sabotage the exam process despite full security measures and preventive steps taken by us.”

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Dr Jahan Ara Begum, President, BSE, Odisha

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Sonam Singh, Student

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Priyadarshini Sahoo, Student