Pradeep Pattanayak

The candidates who appeared for the Adarsha Vidyalaya examination at Khannagar High School in Cuttack on Tuesday alleged that there were discrepancies in the answer sheets. They alleged they were supplied photocopies of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR ) sheets. 

Today the entrance examination for the Odisha government’s Adarsha Vidyalaya was conducted at 304 centres in 30 districts from 9 AM to 12 PM. The candidates appearing for the examination at Khannagar High School in Cuttack alleged that they had been supplied with photocopies of OMR sheets. When the candidates contacted the teachers, they told them that they had been directed to do so. 

It was also alleged that there were questions for 60 marks instead of 100 marks.  

“The board sent the customised OMR sheets to our school mail two days before the exam day. After downloading it, we distributed them among the candidates,” said the headmaster of Khannagar High School, Akshay Kumar Sarangi. 

However, the president of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Srikanta Tarai denied the allegations.

When contacted, the board president said, “We didn’t commit any mistake. There is a rule that we can distribute photocopies of OMR sheets if there is a shortage of sheets.”

  • Reported by:
  • Biswajit Acharya