The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has canceled the examination for the Social Science paper as the question paper for Shift 1 was leaked on Friday. As per the media reports, the board will re-conduct the Social Science exam on March 8 for students who appeared in the first shift. About 846,504 students appeared in the Bihar Board class 10th examination 2021 for the first shift.
The incident came to light when the Board officials were informed about a photo of the question paper of the Shift 1 exam being circulated on WhatsApp just before the commencement of the examination in Bihar’s Jamui district. In a statement released by BSEB, the officials commented that paper was leaked through WhatsApp by a contractual staff of the Jhajha branch of the State Bank of India (SBI). Furthermore, an FIR has been lodged for the matter and necessary actions will be taken against the culprits.
The Bihar School Examination Board starts conducting BSEB Bihar Board Class 10 Exams 2021 from February 17, 2021, with Science subject. The exams are going to end on February 24, 2021, and the class 10th Social paper will be conducted again in the month of March. A total of 1.68 million candidates registered for the class 10th examination. As per the data shared by the Bihar Board, a total of 846,663 boys have enrolled this year, whereas, as many as 837,803 girl students have registered.
Furthermore, Bihar Board has successfully conducted the class 12th examination. The exams were conducted from February 01 to 13, 2021. Bihar Board is the first state board in India which started with the board examinations amidst the pandemic situation. Many central and state boards have postponed the examinations to April or May.
Moreover, after the conclusion of day one of the budget session in the Bihar assembly, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said “Papers of every examination in Bihar are leaking these days and the mentors of education are doing nothing. In fact, they are playing with the lives of students”. With the news of paper leaked, it puts a big question mark on the arrangements made by the Bihar Board for curbing the cheating and leaking of paper.