BENGALURU: Query papers of two topics within the ongoing SSLC preparatory examinations had been allegedly leaked and forwarded on social media, dealing an enormous embarrassment to the Karnataka Secondary Training and Examination Board (KSEEB) which is conducting the examination.
Arithmetic query paper was circulated on social media on Tuesday, the day of the examination. Copies of English paper went viral an hour earlier than the examination started on Wednesday morning. The exams, which started on February 17, are being held in 12,536 faculties in Karnataka.
After the leak of maths paper, KSEEB registered a criticism with police on Tuesday. Later, the board reassured all faculties that paper leak will not recur. Inside 24 hours of that assertion, the chinks in KSEEB began showing with studies of science, social science and Hindi query papers doing the rounds.
Will determine miscreants quickly: Official
KSEEB director (exams) Sumangala V dismissed rumours about science paper leak and mentioned, “I don’t know whether or not there are different papers circulating… We are going to determine the miscreants quickly.”
Main and secondary training minister S Suresh Kumar on Wednesday held a gathering with the commissioner of public instruction and requested KSEEB to file an FIR and instructed DDPIs to be vigilant in opposition to query paper leak.
TOI had earlier reported that the faculties had raised considerations about the best way query papers had been delivered to examination centres. The papers had been tied up with a tape in a black bag normally used for disposing of waste. The KSEEB had defended its choice, saying all vital protocols had been adopted and the quilt was waterproof.
Sumangala sought to allay fears of colleges, saying SSLC preparatory and primary exams are completely totally different and the annual exams, beginning on March 27, might be held in all seriousness with no scope for leak of papers. “We’ve been conducting the exams for a lot of, a few years and our credibility has been proved,” she mentioned, including the preparatory exams are solely a dry run — to check college students’ preparedness and introduce them to the examination sample.
By the way, KSEEB is conducting preparatory exams for the primary time. Till now, it was carried out by headmasters’ associations. A faculty headmaster mentioned the leakage has confirmed their worst fears. “An issue-paper leak — even in a preparatory examination — demotivates college students and lecturers. It shakes one’s religion in the primary examination,” he mentioned.
Psychologists mentioned systemic lapses have an effect on college students’ morale. Mentioned Sulata Shenoy, director, Turning Level Centre for Psychological Assessments, Therapies and Counseling: “It’s unhappy that college students should endure the trauma of a re-exam for no fault of theirs. Authorities shouldn’t permit systemic lapses to happen as college students might worry the leak may repeat within the finals.”