If you believe MP Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE), however, there is no “leak”. Their logic? The papers were posted on social media when students were already in exam halls. It’s not an organised racket, but individual teachers going rogue to benefit their tuition students, officials argue.
All the arguments cannot hide the fact that the questions did pop up on social media before exam time and that it is yet another new low for education in MP, still reeling from Vyapam scam and sundry other paper leaks, including one of IELTS .
Some suspects have been arrested for duping students and taking money from them to provide them the question papers a day before exam. MPBSE has ruled out the need to hold re-exams, insisting that there was no ‘leak’.
On the other hand, it has suspended 38 teachers and centre heads after the storm hit. Several students who were added to Telegram groups to get the question papers ahead of exams will be summoned by the police. Eight FIRs have been lodged across the state for the crime. Yet, the MP Board says there’s no leak.