Bihar Education Minister denies reports of leaked BSSC question paper

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 5. (ANI): Yet another incident of a cheating scam has surfaced from Bihar, where the question paper for the second phase of the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) has allegedly been leaked. However, the Education Minister of Bihar Ashok Chaudhary has denied the news and said that it is an attempt to tarnish the Bihar Government's image. Speaking to ANI here he further said that he cannot confirm the news as it's not under his department, but if there is any truth in the news, the government will take action. He added, "Anyone who tries to spoil Bihar's image will have to face severe consequences". The BSSC conducts the exam for appointment of clerks in the state government. The first phase exam was held last Sunday. According to reports, the questions were leaked on an online chatting platform Whatsapp, as soon as the exams began at 11 am on Sunday. Rumours of the question paper being sold for Rs 1000 had been doing the rounds since Sunday morning. The leaked question paper and answers soon went viral on Whatsapp as the exam began. Bihar, in the past, has been under the scanner as several cheating scams have emerged, with the recent toppers scandal where a Class 12 arts 'topper' from the state thought 'prodigal' science was about cooking and her classmate, a science topper, couldn't explain the connection between H2O and water.(ANI)