The Academic Council of Jharkhand (JAC), has issued a notice announcing the cancellation of Mathematics and Biology exams for Class XI. The decision comes after several reports of a paper leak surfaced online on Monday. The JAC took immediate action and did so on Tuesday. According to the announcement, the canceled exams will be held in June along with the Term II exams. In particular, the pattern of the test paper remains the same.
“Once information about the paper leak reached us through the media, we canceled the exams. The retest of the canceled document will be conducted along with term II,” JAC Secretary Maheep Singh told Times Of India. He further assured that an investigation has been launched in this case and that strict measures will be taken against the culprits.
The students have reportedly welcomed JAC’s decision to cancel the exams, as they believe everyone should have a chance at a fair assessment. However, some of them are a bit too stressed because the canceled paper will be held along with the second semester exams, making it quite hectic for them.
The JAC paper leak comes days after the BPSC precedes the paper leak case. The preparatory test for the civil servants’ state exam took place on Sunday, May 8, and was canceled the same day after the questionnaire was leaked. More than 6 lakh candidates had registered for the BPSC exam, which was held for recruitment for 802 posts in the government departments of Bihar. This exam was previously postponed twice due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
In this case, an investigation was launched and the Economic Offenses Unit (EoU) of the Bihar Police arrested four people on May 10, including the director and controller of Veer Kunwar Singh College (VKSC) Ara and the block development officer (BDO) of block Barhara. ( Bhojpur district) in connection with the leakage of the BPSC issue.
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