Photographs of the paper did the rounds in Kalahandi district, sources said; the admit card of a student was visible in one of the pictures. This proved that on-duty invigilators were involved in the incident.
Board president Jahan Ara Begum said, “We asked the district education officer of Kalahandi to initiate police action against the centre superintendent, invigilator and reliever at Paramanada Vidyapeetha.”
She further said the question paper that went online was the subjective paper of mathematics. It surfaced online at 11.25 am, soon after the OMR sheets were collected. “Of the four sets of question paper, photographs of Set D were uploaded. Students have to write subjective answers in the question-cum-answer sheets provided to them. Hence, the photographs also revealed the roll number of the student,” the board president said.
Earlier, the Odia language paper had gone viral on social media while allegations of the English paper doing the same were declared false. After smooth conduct of the Hindi and Sanskrit exams, the maths papers surfacing on social media alarmed the board.
When asked about the paper ‘leak’, school and mass education minister Badri Narayan Patra said, “Some mischief-mongers have been circulating photographs of question papers after an hour of the examination. But this doesn’t affect the exam. Students are not going to get the answers in the hall.”
Two more papers – general science and social science – are left in the matric examinations. The exams are scheduled to be held on March 6 and 8.