The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) on May 8 canceled the examination for its 67th civil services conducted earlier in the day after the question paper got leaked on social media platforms. For the examination, 1083 examination centers were set up in 38 districts. In Patna, 83 examination centers were set up for more than 55 thousand candidates.
About an hour before the commencement of the BPSC examination on Sunday, the question paper went viral on social media, which was followed by a ruckus caused by candidates in many examination centers in the state. After the examination ended at Patna, Vaishali, Ara, Aurangabad, and Sitamarhi examination centers, the candidates confirmed that the questions in the examination matched the question paper spreading on social media. According to reports, it was the Set-C question paper that was leaked.
The BPSC chairman RK Mahajan had constituted a three-member inquiry committee to probe the paper leak from which a report was sought within 24 hours. The chairman said that the exam was declared canceled based on the inquiry committee’s findings, which submitted its report before the stated time.
Furthermore, Bihar police formed a 12-member team to examine the BPSC preliminary paper leak issue on Monday (May 9). Sushil Kumar, Superintendent of Police of the Economic Offence Wing, will lead the squad (EOW). The team’s principal goal is to track down the source of the paper’s leak.
Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, has expressed his displeasure with the paper leak. He has ordered an investigation by the state police. “We acted quickly to address the situation. We’re investigating how and where the document was released. The investigation has begun. The police are looking into it. I’ve requested that they hurry quickly. Anyone discovered to be complicit will be prosecuted “he stated