Patna, June 3: Three Class XII toppers of Bihar School Examination Board(BSEB) on Friday skipped the review examination. Reportedly, Arts topper Ruby Rai who pronounced 'Political Science' as 'Prodigal Science' failed to appear before the committee that conducted a retest exam on Friday morning.
Along with Ruby, other two toppers Saurabh Shreshtha and Rahul also skipped the exam.
As per media reports, Ruby had informed the board office about her absence. Arts topper Ruby, who had described political science as a subject related to cooking had told board official that she was unwell and hence unable to attend the examination.
Earlier, the BSEB had put on hold the results of the toppers of Arts and Science streams of class XII examination and called the first seven rank holders of the two streams for test following media expose on some of their purported inability to answer basic questions.
"A total of 14 toppers, first seven rank holders each of Arts and Science streams have been called for a written exam as well as interview by a team of experts on June 3 to verify the truth of the results. Their results were also put on hold," BSEB Secretary Harihar Nath Jha said on Thursday.
Some news channels had earlier shown the girl who topped the state government's plus two examination in Humanities had purportedly pronouncing 'Political Science' as 'Prodigal Science' and describing it as a subject related to cooking. Similarly, the boy who topped in Science was purportedly unaware of electron and proton.
Both toppers hailed from the Bishun Rai college in Bhagwanpur in Vaishali district. The institution had courted controversy last year as well when the then Education Minister P K Shahi had ordered withholding its results following complaints of large-scale irregularities.
(With inputs from PTI)