PATNA: Over 1,750 students were expelled for resorting to cheating during the weeklong intermediate examination conducted in Bihar, according to an official report.
The examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) concluded today.
During the examination, the authorities also sacked 22 invigilators for allegedly promoting cheating in the examination which began last Tuesday amid massive security arrangements.
A curious incident was reported from an exam centre in Sheikhpura district where a girl examinee was caught having come to the examination centre writing answers on her inner garment (brassiere).
She soon started crying. She was allowed to take exam further after she changed her clothes and promised not to repeat her mistake in future.
More than 12.61 lakh students appeared at the examinations conducted at 1,274 centres across the state this time
Of the total examinees who appeared, 704,868 were boys whereas the rest 556,925 were girls.
The state government this time had tightened security measures this time after taking lessons from the previous two successive incidents which brought much embarrassment to the government.
Image caption: BSEB chairman Anand Kishore inspecting an exam centre in Patna on the last day of class 12 exam.