As reported by Times Of India: A class 12 student became both examinee and examiner when he wrote his economics paper and allegedly checked it with red ink, giving himself full marks before submitting it to the supervisor.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has filed a copying case against the boy, Harshad Sarvaiya.
Board authorities conceded the case was unprecedented. “The boy had examined his answer sheets in two subjects — geography and economics.
While alert teachers caught the irregularity in geography where he scored 34 marks, Harshad got 100/100 in economics as assessing teachers failed to spot the glaring error,” said GSHSEB secretary (examination) G D Patel.
Patel said the boy will be summoned before the examination reforms committee and is likely to be debarred from appearing in the two exams if found guilty.
“To avoid suspicion, the boy had not marked the total on the main page. But the group of seven teachers that was supposed to assess each question and put their signature should have spotted the anomaly.”
“The teachers just did the total and endorsed the boy’s paper assessment by putting 100/100 as final total.”
“This is a serious lapse and show-cause notice has been issued to teachers concerned,” Patel said.
Harshad’s result was also prepared but he was caught when the computer software fed into board’s system to throw up results with major discrepancies red flagged his result.
Harshad’s marksheet is lopsided: he got 100/100 in economics while he scored poorly in other subjects — Gujarati (13), English (12), Sanskrit (4), sociology (20), psychology (5) and geography (35).