Aurangabad (Maharashtra): Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on Monday canceled the paper of MBA first term exam after it was "leaked" on WhatsApp.
According to an official, The incident took place during the conduct of examination for Accounting for Managers paper between 10 am and 1 pm, then an MBA first year student allegedly forwarded a question paper he was attempting in an examination hall to his friends outside through WhatsApp on Monday, The incident came to light after some passerby noticed two youths trying to solve the question paper sitting under a tree inside the university campus.
While the question paper soon went viral on WhatsApp groups, within an hour of the start of the examination, an alert security staffer helped in exposing the wrongdoing. As soon as the question paper leak news spread among candidates taking the examination, they gathered on the college campus and demanded cancellation of the examination.
Following the incident, the university canceled today’s paper and The "leaked" paper has been rescheduled to January 03, 2018, university officials said.
"Three students have been detained by police in connection with the incident which occurred at the examination center at Vasantrao Naik college in the city", news agency PTI quoted the university official as saying. The university official further said that the three students would be debarred from attending exams for three years.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has decided to introduce jammers in exam centers so as to put check on the use of mobiles and other electronic items for cheating during main exams.