Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) on Saturday denied the reports of re-exam of Kerala DHSE Plus Two Physics paper, terming as fake the news circulating on social media.
Soon after the DHSE Plus 2 Physics paper on Thursday March 22, Kerala Cyber Crime Police registered a case after it received complaints of the question paper being leaked and circulated on WhatsApp.
The reports of paper leak came to light when Thrissur district coordinator of the DHSE received the Physics question papers on WhatsApp. This was brought to the notice of K Imbichikoya, Higher Secondary Joint Director and Secretary, Examinations. The questions spread through Whatsapp were in hand written format, according to Manoramanews.com.
It was also alleged that the Physics questions were similar to those of a model exam conducted by some private tuition centres from Malabar region. After the higher secondary officials received the reports, they filed a complaint with the state police chief and sought a probe into the issue.
However, the reports, now termed as fake, were circulating on the social media since last two days claiming that the Kerala DHSE has decided to hold the re-exam of Physics paper on March 29. DHSE however refuted all such reports.
"News about Kerala DHSE Plus Two physics re-examination on March 29 is fake", an official told Malayala Manorama, adding that the department has approached the police to take necessary steps against those who are spreading fake news in this regard.
According to Manorama News, state police chief Loknath Behera said that an investigation would be carried out and culprits will be brought to book.
Kerala DHSE Plus Two 2018 exams started on March 07 and will end on March 27.
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