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BSEB 12th exam 2018: 1000 students expelled after mass cheating in Bihar

BSEB 12th exam 2018: The Chairman of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Anand Kishore told the media that the students were expelled “for adopting unfair means” during the examinations that concluded yesterday.

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BSEB 12th exam 2018: In a shocking incident, over 1000 students were expelled after mass cheating was reported in Bihar Class 12 board examinations. (Reuters)
BSEB 12th exam 2018: In a shocking incident, over 1000 students were expelled after mass cheating was reported in Bihar Class 12 board examinations. (Reuters)

BSEB 12th exam 2018: In a shocking incident, over 1000 students were expelled after mass cheating was reported in Bihar Class 12 board examinations. Cheating during exams in Bihar has been a major issue and on Saturday, nearly 1,000 students were expelled for cheating during the exam that took place on Friday. The Chairman of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Anand Kishore told the media that the students were expelled “for adopting unfair means” during the examinations that concluded yesterday. Not only this, around 25 fake examiners were also caught, the chairman said. FIRs were also lodged against guardians who were helping their wards to cheat during the examinations. The examinations had started on February 6 and concluded on Friday.

As per what the chairman claimed, the examinations this time were held in a fair manner and mass cheating in Bihar was ‘a thing of the past’. He reiterated that such incident is not possible now. Nearly 112,07,986 students appeared for BSEB class 12 exams this year and the examinations were held at 1,384 centres across the state. Last year, the Class 12 Arts topper turned out to be a 42-year-old man, who had faked his age to take the test. He was arrested on charges of fraud.

Meanwhile, in adjacent state Uttar Pradesh, the government had launched a massive crackdown on cheating during board exams. Because of which the examination was conducted under strict vigilance at all the examination centres. While the touts and their agents who wrote papers for students in exchange for money were nowhere seen. Following which more than five lakh students had left the ongoing UP Board exams for Class 10 and 12 midway or in the first two days.

The Yogi Adityanath-led state government took strict measures to keep a check on cheating in the board examinations this year. A number of CCTV cameras were installed in exam halls in addition to the use of STF and local intelligence to check activities of education mafia.

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