Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Papers of the quarterly examination conducted by the Madhya Pradesh school education department for Classes IX to XII students across the state have gone viral on the Internet, following which the school education department and MPBSE are now preparing to cancel the papers. The examination was scheduled to start on Monday.
On the first day, that is Monday, the Class XII Chemistry examination was scheduled to be held. This paper, too, has gone viral. Officials of the school education department are trying to track down the source from where the papers were leaked and went viral. At the same time, an FIR will be registered against the possible accused soon.
According to the information and posts, such question papers were first made viral on YouTube and, then, the links were posted on other social media portals.
A letter was issued from the headquarters to maintain the secrecy of this examination. But the question paper of the examination to be held on Monday also went viral and reached almost all the students by Sunday. When officials in Indore came to know about the matter, they discussed it with the Bhopal headquarters and talked about cancelling the paper after all. Although no decision has been taken on this yet, it will, probably, be cancelled by all indications.
It is noteworthy that only a school principal can access question papers from the portal. For security concerns and restrictions on access, the board provides the ID and password only to the school principal.
However, most of the school principals in the state share the password and ID with their assistant, or operator. The assistant, or operator, usually downloads and prepares the question papers for the examination.
Perhaps, someone was able to access the papers from the system installed in the schools. The papers could have been downloaded from the system. Further, these papers were spread online and were made viral using social media.
In fact, the papers are viral on many YouTube channels now. Instead of loading the question papers directly, their answers have also been shown in these videos, due to which the confidentiality of the examination has been compromised.
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