JEE Main 2018 Controversy: CBSE Files FIR. What Next?

16 Apr, 2018

On Wednesday, i.e. 11th April 2018 CBSE filed an FIR against the website which was responsible for the circulation of the fake news alleging that some questions of the JEE Main 2018 offline exam question paper were similar to the questions of mock tests set by the Narayana coaching center in 2016. The JEE Main 2018 offline exam was conducted on 8th April 2018, Sunday. According to an official release, CBSE filed an FIR against the owner of the website with the DCP (Crime) Delhi Police Headquarters on 11th April 2018.

According to a senior CBSE official “After that, 90 questions are drawn randomly from the bank and eight to nine sets are created. After this, the moderator even makes handwritten changes to each set. Then any one set is randomly picked for use in JEE and sent to the confidential printer”. On 11th April 2018, i.e. Wednesday the board stated that all questions were original and were set by the examiners two months before the JEE Main 2018 exam date.

    CBSE asked people not pay to heed to “falsities”, and stated that “CBSE reiterates that all these 7-8 questions were originally written only about two to three months back and they cannot and could not have figured in any model paper by any coaching institutions two years back. There is an atmosphere of falsities and rumor mongering being deliberately perpetuated against a prestigious organization like CBSE”.

    CBSE has been fighting with the rumors of 10th class and 12th class board paper leak on purpose. An HRD ministry official who did not wish to reveal his identity, said “There seems to be a conspiracy to create panic and we are trying our best to defeat that. The latest rumor on the JEE(Main) examination appears to be a case of rivalry between two coaching centers with one trying to tarnish the image of the other with fake news”.


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