The II Pre-University chemistry re-examination that was scheduled on Thursday has been cancelled following a question paper leak.
Officials in the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) have advised students to not come to the examination centres.
Department sources told The Hindu that they were intimated about the question paper leak at around 3.30 a.m. by CID officials. The CID officials reportedly said that the leak was detected in two places across the State. The department officials refused to divulge any further details on the leak and said that the date for the next re-examination is yet to be decided. Three question papers that were doing the rounds were sent by the CID to the DPUE. One of the three papers sent had all the 36 questions of the original question paper.
The Chemistry exam that was first scheduled on March 21 was cancelled and postponed after a II PU science student alerted the authorities about the question paper leak. Following protests by students and parents, the state government handed over the investigation to the CID.
Following cancellation of the re-exam, students protested in front of DPUE in Bengaluru.