11 lakh students suffer as engineering entrance question paper leaks

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has set up a three-member committee to probe the leakage of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) question papers in Uttar Pradesh.

The committee, headed by IIT-Kanpur professor Phalguni Gupta, has been asked to submit their report within four weeks.

Touted as India’s largest entrance exam, the AIEEE, which was to start at 09:30 am, was pushed to noon after a copy of the question paper by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force was faxed to the CBSE head. “We received the fax at 07:30 am. We matched our question paper with the fax we had received. As soon as we realised that the two papers matched, we started informing all the centres about the leak,” said Vineet Joshi, chairman of the Central Board for Secondary Education which conducts the AIEEE. In UP, the director general of police (special) Brij Lal said raids were conducted in Lucknow, Kanpur and parts of Bihar to nab those responsible for the leak. The paper was being sold for as much as Rs 6 lakhs.


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