25 February 2019
Bolangir: Close on the heels of the Odia question paper going viral on the first day of annual High School Certificate exam, the second subject English’s question paper is also doing the rounds on WhatsApp today. The paper allegedly started doing the rounds on social media within 15 minutes of commencement of exams in the State today morning.
While 5,87,720 students were appearing the Odia exam today at 2953 centres, the question paper started surfacing on Whatsapp messages. The Set-A question paper of English language reportedly surfaced on social media in Bolangir district and soon allegedly went viral everywhere.
On Friday after the Odia paper had gone viral, superintendants and invigilators of four exam centres had been suspended and 7 teachers had been held for questioning in Nuapada.
After reports of the Odia question paper going viral had surfaced in media, School and Mass Education Minister Badri Patra denied reports and had said that mobile phones were completely prohibited at the exam centres. “The Nodal centres also have CCTV surveillance and tight security arrangements were also made, so all these reports are a rumour,” he claimed.