A purported image of the Bengali question paper started making rounds on WhatsApp soon after the first language examination of the class 10 state boards began on Tuesday, even as the authorities said there was no report of any leak. The image went viral shortly after the exams began in 2,839 centres across the state at 12 pm.
Reacting to it, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) president Kalyanmoy Ganguly told PTI, “We don’t have any such update. To my knowledge exams are taking place smoothly in all the centres on the first day.”
To prevent any malpractices during the exams, the board had recommended suspension of internet services in neighbourhoods of several examination centres spread across 42 blocks of the state.
Last year, purported images of Bengali, English, History, Geography and Mathematics papers were shared on social media during the exams but both the board and education minister Partha Chatterjee rubbished those, saying there was no leak.