Lakhs of candidates were in for a shock on Wednesday morning when the Lucknow University cancelled the B Ed entrance exam on the day of the test, following leakage of question papers.
Four persons have been arrested in Farrukhabad district, 250 km from here, for alleged involvement in the leakage.
Following a tip-off on Tuesday evening, police conducted raids at several photocopy centres in Mohammadabad town of the district and recovered around 600 photocopies of question papers of general knowledge, English and Hindi tests.
The question papers were handed over to the owner of a photostat centre on Tuesday by four persons in a Qualis, Farrukhabad Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Kumar told Hindustan Times.
Copies of the seized question papers were then dispatched to Lucknow University Professor Akhilesh Chaubey, who is
also the coordinator of the B.Ed. entrance test, for verification.
“Around midnight, Chaubey confirmed that the papers had matched the original question papers,” Kumar said.,
The examination committee of Lucknow University decided to cancel the test after an emergency meeting.
The state police department has decided to hand over the case to the Special Task Force after preliminary investigation, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brij Lal said..
Around 6.92 lakh candidates were to appear in the test.