Rashmi Ranjan

The annual Plus 2 examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) began on Wednesday. However, students across the State are worried over ‘fake’ question papers of the board exams going viral on social media platforms.

Amid the chaos, the School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Wednesday confirmed that the question papers doing rounds on the internet are fake ones and urged students not to believe in them.

Speaking to the media, Dash said, “A complaint has been lodged with the cyber police station in this regard. Besides, the board has also clarified that the question papers circulating on the internet are fake.”

“Some mischievous people are circulating the fake question papers to dupe students and make some money out of it. I urge students not to fall into that trap,” the Dash added.

The minister also thanked the agitating 662 category teachers for participating in the board examination management.

“I would like to thank the 662 category teachers for participating in the Plus II examination management. The Odisha government will soon launch a mega recruitment drive to fill up vacant teaching and non-teaching posts,” Dash informed.

Earlier yesterday, CHSE Ashok Kumar Nayak, the Examination Controller of CHSE had also clarified that the viral question papers are fake.

“The question papers doing rounds on social media are fake ones. Students shouldn’t believe in them. Besides, some people would target gullible students and fleece them promising more marks in certain subjects. Stay away from them. We will lodge police complaints at cyber police stations against those who are spreading such rumours,” Nayak had said.

(Reported by Harihar Chand, OTV)