The Gujarat Board class 10 Hindi paper was reportedly leaked on Saturday, March 10. According to reports, the question paper went viral on social media, along with the handwritten answers next to it. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has said it will investigate the paper leak. The Hindi paper was the last exam of class 10.
The questionnaire was allegedly found in a WhatsApp group known as “Apna Adda,” media clams said. The exam started at 10:30 am, but the questionnaire was found circulating on the social media platform at 12:30 pm. The exam then continued until 1:30 PM During the exam period, the students were not allowed to carry the question paper outside the classroom, so an investigation is launched by the state government.
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GSHSEB chairman AJ Shah has said the incident cannot be called a ‘paper leak’. The footage was posted to the social media platform around 12:45 p.m., but an investigation into the matter has been launched and cybercrime will help with that, he told TOI.
Of the five suspects, four people were arrested on Sunday by the Dahod district police in connection with the paper leak. The five accused include the parent of a student who appeared for the exam and said he wanted to help his son with the exam, a leading news agency reported.
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On Twitter, the congress party had said: “Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Gujarat education model. The state ruled by BJP for decades is ruining the future of the students where exam papers are leaked on social media.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Gujarat education model. The state ruled for decades by the BJP is ruining the future of the students as exam papers are leaked on social media.https://t.co/5SloDZ7kSt
— Congress Sevadal (@CongressSevadal) Apr 10, 2022
The Gujarat Board exams started on March 28. As many as 9.72 lakh students had registered for the class 10 exam this year which is quite less compared to 2021. Last year as many as 14.03 lakh students had registered for the exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic canceled and the board promoted all students. In 2020, the number of students who passed the exam was 11.05 lakh.
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