432 students expelled on account of cheating in the BSEB class XII exams

BSEB class XII exams – The class 12 Bihar Board exams were quite a mess when a total of 432 students were caught cheating and even worse around 26 of them caught were imposters of proxies taking up fake or imposter identities. The official announcement came from the spokesperson of the Bihar School Education Board. According to the board, there were a total of 13.15 lakh students who took up the examination which concluded recently on 16th February 2019.

With officials declared the scenario, it was said that these cases happened in spite of tight security and invigilation set up by the Bihar Board. The board added that the strict measures were taken to avoid such scenes and had restricted the students from wearing shoes, socks and were narrowed to wearing only slippers. Furthermore, the board had prepared 10 different sets of questions papers to avoid any kind of malpractices or fraudulent activities. As strict as it sounds, the board had also taken time to identify and hand picking profound invigilators who would do a good job at tackling and ceasing any manner of cheating during the exams.

The BSEB spokesperson was quoted saying, “The board had expelled a total of 432 students from class 12 exams, and proper actions as per rules will be taken against them. There were 26 imposters pretending to be a student and appearing the exam on someone else’s behalf. We have caught them and will make sure strict actions, even FIR, if necessary will be filed against them”

Though the students being caught in the act is a huge disgrace, it would be a mistake not to laude the efforts of the board to tighten the security measures. The Board even went to an extent of frisking the students to avoid cheating. It is also added that the same two-step checking would be applicable for the class 10 exams beginning on February 21st and concluding by the 28th.

The Bihar board exams for class 10 are scheduled to be conducted across 38 districts through 1418 examination centres. The exams will be held in two different shifts – the morning shifts which start at 9:30 am and the second shift which begins at 1:30 pm. As per statutory guidelines, the candidates enrolled are requested to be present in the exam hall 10 mins prior to the exam time.

To avoid any more mess, it was decided that the exams for class 12 will be postponed. Just a day before the intermediate exam, the board decided to move the dates of the Martibhasha exam which had been scheduled to February 14th 2019. Both papers of the MB exam are language papers and will carry a total mark of 50.

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