Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal/Nuapada: Despite all arrangements of the Board of Secondary Education and School and Mass Education department, the matric examination that kicked off from today slipped into a controversy after question paper of Odia language went viral on social media within an hour within an hour of the commencement of the examination.
The viral of the paper was first reported from Nuapada district even though the exact centre from where the question came out was not known yet. Later, the same report came from Kamkhayanagar area of Dhenkanal district. According to report, the question came out of Kamakhyanagar government girls’ high school. The exam began at 10 am while the photograph of question paper was doing round on various Whatsapp groups between 10.30 and 11 am.
After examination got over, the viral report was confirmed when the viral photocopy and original question matched.
The district administration and police in both the district have swung into action to verify the authenticity.
However, School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra rubbished the report. He said mobile entry was prohibited completely. “I don’t believe that such things happened”, he added.
Even after a three-tier security was put in place by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) and the banning of use of mobile phones in the examination centres, the examinations this year were still vitiated by controversies.
Such incident on the first day raised question over the smooth conduct of examination.