Bihar Board Expels 1,000 Students From Exam For Using Unfair Means

| February 17 , 2018 , 17:28 IST

Bihar Board examinations have always been a matter of concern for authorities. Unsurprisingly, another cheating case was brought to the Bihar School Examination Board's attention on Saturday, following which nearly 1,000 students were expelled from Class 12 examinations.

The Chairman of the BSEB, IAS Anand Kishore, told mediapersons, that 1,000 students were expelled by the administration "for adopting unfair means" during the examinations that concluded on Friday.

The chairman further said that 25 fake examiners were also caught in this act and FIRs were lodged against guardians for helping their wards to cheat in the examinations. 

Claiming that the examinations this time were held in a fair manner and mass cheating in Bihar was a thing of the past, he said, "It is not possible now." 

Nearly 112,07,986 students appeared for the Class 12 exams at 1,384 centres across the state. 

A week ago the physics paper of the Intermediate Examination conducted by BSEB was leaked. 

The Board was in news in 2016 when the board toppers Ruby Rai, Saurabh Shrestha and Rahul Kumar failed to answer even basic questions when the media interview her. The interview created a furore which finally led to the formation of a SIT. The then BSEB Chairman LP Singh had to resign. Ruby Rai and her father were arrested.

The topper scam paved way to the aadhar linkage of BSEB examinations making Bihar the first state to link examinations with Aadhaar.