Suspected question paper leak through Youtube channel: Education dept seeks probe

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Kozhikode: The Kerala Education Department has sought a police investigation into the incident in which the questions of the SSLC Christmas examination appeared on certain YouTube channels on the eve of the examinations itself.

A major part of questions in most papers like English and Social Science appeared and their solutions were discussed, a day before the actual examinations, on these YouTube channels. In some papers, questions of up to 40 marks were asked as such in the examination.

The Deputy Director of Education has written a letter to the Director of Public Instructions seeking the probe, based on the report, District Education Officers didn’t have any proper information regarding the possible question paper leakage.

Earlier, teachers’ organisations like the Kerala Pradesh School Teachers’ Association (KPSTA) and National Teachers Union (NTU) alleged leakage of question papers, citing that it’s impossible to predict the questions along with the marks in all the question papers.

The controversy erupted after a vlogger predicted exam questions correctly on a YouTube Channel on the eve of the Class 10 Christmas exams. He presented the questions in the section ‘Question Prediction’ on the eve of the exams. A day before the English paper, which was held on December 15, he had briefed questions, totalling 40 marks. All the questions, including the one to write a profile on the ‘Life and Work of poet W B Yeats’, were asked as such in the question paper. This happened again with regard to the Social Science exam held on Monday.

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