Assam: HSLC Exam rescheduled by SEBA
The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) has rescheduled two examinations, Social Science and Assamese for another day and time. This step was taken after two exam centres in Assam, on Monday, received the questions papers of Social Science and Assamese rather than General Mathematics. There were also rumours of the question papers being leaked post which the decision of rescheduling the exams was taken.
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The question papers were allegedly leaked in the districts of Hojai and Baksa.
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Authorities of SEBA however denied the question paper leak but admitted that the wrong question papers were handed to the students on Monday. The Chairman of SEBA, RC Jain, said that the Assamese exam will now be held on March 7 and the Social Science exam will be held on March 8. New question paper sets will be printed for these two exams. Earlier the Social Science exam was scheduled to be held on February 23.
Photocopies of the mathematics question paper were distributed to the students after a delay of one hour. 3,80,665 students are set to appear for the HSLC examination this year.
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The Government of Assam has directed a probe into the incident and has asked the Board to submit the incident report in 10 days.
Last year, the Physics and Biology question papers were leaked. On the other hand, the Class 12 Biology exam had to be rescheduled by AHSEC after the question paper was leaked on social media.