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Minister orders probe into irregularities during examination

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra today asked Controller of examinations of the CHSE to probe into irregularities that happened during the annual Plus-II mathematics examination paper.

Mishra said that questions on chemistry were found in the mathematics question paper packets when they were opened for distribution among examinees yesterday.


Chemistry question papers in mathematics question paper packets were found at least in 14 examination centres, he said adding that the press, where the question papers were printed, would come under the purview of probe.

"The would not hesitate to black-list the printing press if the press was found guilty," Mishra said adding that the Controller of Examinations of the Council of Higher Secondary Examination (CHSE) will probe under which circumstances the chemistry questions entered into the mathematics question paper packets.

"The Controller of Examinations will also investigate whether there was any conspiracy in the incident," Mishra said.

He said the Controller of Examinations has been asked to submit a report within two weeks after conducting an inquiry into the incident.

The official will visit the press where the question papers were printed and packed, he said.

The irregularities which were detected across 14 examination centres had delayed the examination.

However, the centres managed to conduct the examination after providing photo copies of the mathematics questions to the students.

Mishra said that the chemistry examination which were earlier scheduled to be held on March 16 afternoon will now be conducted between 2 pm and 5 pm on March 30.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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