On Friday, the MIL (Modern Indian Language) question papers were leaked and went viral on social media platforms just after an hour the annual HSC (High School Certificate). This was the first day of the High School Certificate exams that were being conducted by the BSE (Board of Secondary Education) of Odisha. The Modern Indian Language Odia question paper went viral on social media platforms in the districts of Dhenkanal and Nuapada.
But, Badri Narayan Patra the School and Mass Education Minister said that the rumors are not true as smartphones were completely prohibited at all exam centres that hosted the exams.
Badri Narayan Patra the School and Mass Education Minister said: “As per the system, question papers are transported to nodal centres and kept there in police custody. It was dispatched to exam centres under tight police security. There is no way the paper could leak as the packets were opened in presence of officials.”
But the BSE officials did confirm that the Odia question papers were leaked and were also shared on various social media platforms.
Jahan Ara Begum the president of BSE (Board of Secondary Education) said that “The question paper was leaked after the commencement of the exam and the board will conduct an inquiry into the matter.”
Jahan Ara Begum the president of BSE added “We had made all sorts of security arrangements. Mobile phones in the exam hall were completely banned. Disciplinary action will definitely be taken if the enquiry reveals that anyone has deviated from the instructions.”
According to some sources, 5.87 Lakh students are set to appear in the HSC (High School Certificate) exams that are set to take place across the state.