Bihar intermediate exam: 114 students expelled for cheating on day one

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Patna: Altogether 3.47 lakh students appeared for biology paper and 39,869 candidates appeared for entrepreneurship paper in first seating which began from 9.45am whereas 10,610 students appeared for philosophy and 829 for vocational paper (Hindi) in the second sitting started at 1.45pm.Patna: At least 114 students including girls were expelled after being caught using unfair means and two impersonators were arrested during the intermediate examination (Class XII) conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board(BSEB) on the first day of the examination held at 1,384 examination centers across the state on February 6.
According to the data released by the BSEB the candidates barred from the rest of the examination, Saran district accounted for the most with 15 which was followed by 14 in Gaya, 10 each in Nawada and Siwan, eight in Aurangabad, seven in Arwal, six each in Khagaria and Begusarai, four each in Vaishali, Munger, Nalanda and Samastipur, three each in Jehanabad, Madhubani, Shiekhpura and Madhepura, two each in Bhagalpur, Jamui and Supaul, and one each in Patna, Kaimur, Saharsa and Bhojpur.
A board official revealed that one Sonu Kumar, who appeared at one of the examination centers in Begusarai district in place of his nephew, has been arrested during the surprise checking. The other impersonator was arrested from Saharsa district the details of which are awaited. An FIR has lodged against an invigilator for violation of examination duty norms at one of the centers in Vaishali district. “We are yet to get the details of the FIR,” said the official.
Altogether 3.47 lakh students appeared for biology paper and 39,869 candidates appeared for entrepreneurship paper in first seating which began from 9.45 am whereas 10,610 students appeared for philosophy and 829 for vocational paper (Hindi) in the second sitting started at 1.45 pm.

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