The examinations of class 12. were conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (commonly called as SSC and HSC Board), are being held at present.
The class 12, Secretarial Practice paper was scheduled from 11 am to 2 pm, but photographs of three pages of the question paper began to circulate on WhatsApp from 10.46 am, Board officials found.
On February 28, 2017, around 15 lakh students appeared for the class 12 board examinations of Maharashtra Board.
It was when the Marathi exam was going on, the images of the exam were leaked on the social media.
In this regard, the official complaint has already been registered by the board and police will conduct a detailed inquiry to find the culprits and will register the case accordingly.
The question paper of Marathi had leaked in a similar way two days before.
Dattatray Jagtap, chairman of Konkan division of the Board, filed a complaint with Vashi police in the neighboring Navi Mumbai.
Inspector Chetan Kakde of Vashi police said that Navi Mumbai Crime Branch and Cyber Crime Cell were also taking part in the probe."We have identified the WhatsApp group (where the leaked paper was shared first) and its members," said Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale.The members of the group seemed to be based in Mumbai, police sources said.
Jagtap told PTI that students were admitted inside the exam halls at 10.20 am, while the photographs of the question paper began to circulate after 10.46 am, so "it can't be called a leak".
No re-examination of Marathi and Secretarial Practice subjects would be held, he said, appealing the students not to panic.
It is the duty of the board to conduct the HSC and SSC examinations in the states of Maharashtra. These exams are conducted with the help from its nine divisional boards which are located in Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur, and Ratnagiri.
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education is an autonomous body which was established under the provisions provided in the Maharashtra Act No 41 of 1956.