More than 400 students were expelled from different centres across Bihar on the third day of Intermediate examinations on Friday for using unfair means.
A few impersonators were also caught and promptly removed from the examination halls.
Information about a few invigilators and parents being booked for helping examinees adopt unfair means was also reported from various parts of the state.
While 15 expulsions were reported from Patna, 43 examinees were removed from giving examination in Gaya. In Arwal and Nawada 42 and 53 examinees were expelled, respectively, while 37 were expelled from Jehanabad. Expulsions were also reported from examination centres in Nalanda, Bhiojpur, Rohtas, Buxar, Vaishali, Sitamarhi, Saran, Siwan, Saharsa and other districts.
Besides expulsions, the examinations passed off peacefully in the state. The examination of physics for science students and history as well as yoga and physical education for arts students was conducted in two shifts on the day. Around 9.29 lakh examinees appeared in the examination.
In the three days of the examination, over 1,000 students have been expelled. Although many students did not raise much hue and cry over stringent arrangements of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), a few examinees did express their displeasure over constant frisking by officials while examinations were underway.
“They do not teach us anything in the college or school and during examination they do not let us cheat. While I do not mind ban on cheating, I am not happy with the constant body frisking and checking of answer sheets by officials every now and then. It wastes my valuable time,” said Arjun, an examinee from Chapra.
Interestingly, he wrote the examination while wearing a vest. “It is better this way,” he reasoned.