The same paper (Chemistry) of II Pre-University was out before the actual exam twice, forcing the Department of Pre-University Education to post pone the examination. First leak of paper occurred on March 21. To this effect, the PU Board deferred the exam to March 31, but to no avail as the paper succumbed to leak for the second time again on the same day.
Massive protests were erupted across the state flaking the failure of the state government and PU Board in checking the leak. The government has ordered CID probe in this connection and cops have now nabbed a few, while investigations are still on.
Meticulous setting of paper
The OneIndia has exclusively learnt how the paper was prepared under stringent vigilance by the state considering massive public furore over the consecutive paper leaks.
A source close to one exam paper setter revealed that two teams of paper setters (Chemistry lecturers) were made to prepare question papers for the Chemistry exam which was held yesterday on April 12. Two teams were asked to prepare two sets of question papers each, by hand.
The teams were instructed to handwrite the papers which was later sent to the authorities. These teams were formed 10 days before the re-stipulated exam date and kept in two different secret places.
According to a source, one team was made to station at Bannerghatta Jungle Lodges and other team was kept at Jnana Bharati campus of Bangalore University. Two teams framed a total of four Chemistry papers. Teams were monitored by the officials deployed by the government to ensure zero leak.
Members of the team were directed by the PU Board not to disclose the whereabouts during their stay in undisclosed locations until the exam was conducted. All the electronic gadgets were taken by the board and was given to them only after the examination.
However the members were allowed to speak to respective families through a land line phone under the vigilance of officials. In the conversation, the team members were barred from conveying their location and on what duty they were away from home.
The members were only allowed to inform the family that- "I am out on some government work." The paper setters were also let off from the places where they were kept only after examination.
The team members after preparing four handwritten papers forwarded the same to the authorities. The authorities at the last moment printed four papers and few hours before the exam, picked one paper which the students wrote on April 12.