Gujarat: Nearly a thousand students are in the dock for alleged mass copying in Gujarat after authorities decided to withhold their results over identical answers and mistakes in exam papers.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) is planning to cancel the exams after 959 class XII general stream students were found to have written “ditto” answers for same questions, in the same sequence, and even committed same mistakes.
Acting on complaints, the board officials detected the mass copying scandal after scrutinising answer sheets from several examination centres in Junagadh and Gir-Somnath districts, The Times of India reported.
At one of the centres, approximately 200 students wrote a similar essay on ‘Dikri Ghar Ni Divdi’ or ‘daughter is the earthern lamp of the family’.
The subjects in which the mass copying took place include Accounting, Economics, English Literature and Statistics....