North Gazette News/Patna
Bihar School Examination Board on Sunday cancelled the first paper of Hindi subject of matric exams which was scheduled to be conducted on Monday i.e. March 23, 2015.
The decision was taken by Bihar School Examination Board as staff of a Purnia School had mistakenly distributed the question paper of Hindi subject instead of Urdu subject.
However no change has been made in the examination schedule for the other subjects of matric classes and all paper would be held as per the schedule announced earlier.
The Hindi question paper was wrongly distributed among matric exams at Surya Narayana Singh Yadav Inter-College exam centre among and many students had even completed the exam.
“Now the Bihar School Examination Board had decided to cancel Hindi exam, scheduled to be held on Monday as the question papers have been distributed in an exam centre in Purnia,” sources said.
Sources said that Bihar School Examination Board authorities would announce the new date for exam after preparing new question paper for Hindi subject for matric students, however, there was no clarification as to when the new date for exam would be announced.
It is worth mentioning that A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain converted a news report published in an English daily into Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and directed the state police chief to stop copying immediately.
Taking a stern action on reports, the Chief Minister of Bihar has also ordered action against policemen and magistrates deployed on examination duty, if found involved in abetting cheating.
Approximately 14.30 lakh students are participating in the matric exams being conducted at 1,217 centres in the Bihar state. The matric exams commenced on March 17 and would end on March 24.