West Bengal Board Exams 2023: 10th English Paper Leaked, Sources Identified: Board Chief

KOLKATA: The persons who uploaded the image of some pages of English question paper of Class 10 West Bengal Board exam in Malda district have been identified and details of the findings have been shared with the appropriate authorities for follow-up action.

Announcing this on Saturday, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) chairman Ramanujan Ganguly said that a total of nine mobile phones, including seven from Malda district, were seized during the board examinations that began on February 23 and concluded on Saturday.

However, he did not clarify from whom the mobiles were seized and whether any device was used to upload the images. Three of the 16 pages of the question paper were uploaded on WhatsApp and circulated thereafter, an hour and a half after the three-hour exam began at 12 noon on February 24.

Ganguly said, “The childish prank originated at an examination center in Malda. We have traced the source of the three pages circulated on social media. However, we cannot go beyond that as we are not an investigating agency.” Press conference.

He said that the inputs were shared with the Malda district administration by the Cyber ​​Crime Department to probe the matter in depth. “We failed to fathom what would result from such acts in the long run. It was an act of indiscretion that did not yield any results. But with electronic surveillance having strict restrictions, any such misconduct can be detected sooner and should serve as a warning.” -Call any conspirator,” said the WBBSE chief.

He said that barring this one act of “sabotage”, the exam was conducted smoothly. Regarding the graph sheets not being distributed to the examinees along with the Mathematics question paper, he said that the board will see that the interest of the students is not affected.

In response to a question, he said that none of the teachers who lost their jobs on the orders of the Calcutta High Court in connection with the SSC recruitment scam had the necessary experience in evaluating answer sheets for the examinations conducted by the WBBSE. Ganguly said that the board has set a deadline of May this year to publish the exam results. Altogether 6,98,627 candidates appeared in the class 10th state board exams.

(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. No edits have been made to the copy by ABP Live except for the headline.)

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