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CBSE Class 12 Boards: Sharp rise in cheating cases, Ajmer region tops with 54

CBSE Class 12 Board exams: From 56 in 2016, the number of students found cheating in the exams went up to 119 this year

education Updated: May 29, 2017 11:33 IST
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From 56 in 2016, the number of students caught cheating in the CBSE Class 12 Board exams increased by 112.5% this year.(Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times)

The number of cases of use of unfair means in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams more than doubled from 56 last year to 119 this year, a spokesperson of the board has said.

The number of students found cheating in the exams increased by 112.5% this year.

“We had strict measures in place, which is why more cases have been reported,” a senior CBSE official said.

Ajmer region reported the highest number of such cases at 54, Delhi saw the number come down from 12 to eight whereas in Guwahati, the cases increased from nine to 27.

No cases were reported from Thiruvananthapuram and Bhubaneswar this year and Patna recorded one less cheating case at eight.

Of the nearly 11 lakh candidates who registered for the exams — held between March 9 and April 29 — the pass percentage was 82, a notch down from last year’s 83% out of 10,67,900 students.

The pass percentage for the Delhi region, 86.45, was higher than the national percentage, but lower than last year’s 87.01%, board officials said.

Cheating case on the rise: Regions where cases of use of foul means have been reported. ( Handout )

First Published: May 29, 2017 11:16 IST