Mumbai, June 9: Bihar School Board Examination is back in headlines and, for the wrong reasons, again. A couple of years after they faced huge embarrassment in the topper scam, the results of class 12 board students this year has only embarrassed the board further. Some students who had appeared for the Bihar Board exams, earlier this year, have said that they have received marks in those subjects in those subjects which they hadn’t even appeared for. Not only that, the situation worsens when students of Bihar State Board were awarded more marks than the total marks reserved in the exam.
The students of Bihar School Board Examination were in for a surprise when they learnt that they were awarded marks in those subjects for which they had not attempted for. As per a Times of India report, Bhim Arwal, one of the students who got more marks than the total marks, said that he received 38 marks out of 35 marks in Mathematics (Theory) paper. The blunder didn’t end there. He also received 37 marks out of 35 marks in objective-type questions in the same subject.
Arwal said that he wasn’t even surprised with the development as such things were usual for the Bihar Board. Talking to TOI, he said, “I am not shocked because such things have been happening in the state board exams for long.” Another student, Rahul Kumar who hails from Darbhanga, received 40 marks out of 35 in Mathematics (objective-types) examination.
Sandeep Raj, another student who experienced a similar fate, received 38 marks out of 35 in Physics (Theory) examination. Sandeep who hails from East Champaran said, “How is it possible? I got zero in the objective-type questions in English and Rashtra Bhasha."
Janvi Singh, who hails from Vaishali district, said that she hadn’t even appeared for the Biology examination. In a surprising turn of events, she had received 18 marks in the subject.
The following embarrassment comes after the Bihar School Board Examination was shamed by the topper scam in 2016. The then topper Rubi Rai, who is a student of Vishun Roy College in Vaishali district and topped in the Arts stream, had failed to answer simple questions asked to her. Also, she had described the subject of political science as prodigal science, which taught cooking.