While investigations into the Bihar toppers scandal continue, a ‘matchless’ incident concerning the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has come to light. A class 12 student in Ahmedabad wrote his Economics and Geography papers and later checked it with red-ink giving himself full marks in one of the subjects.
The board has now filed a complaint against the student Harshad Sarvaiya.
GSHSEB secretary (examination) GD Patel said that Sarvaiya examined his own answersheets in Geopgraphy and Economics. While the teachers caught the irregularity in Geography in which he scored 34 marks, Sarvaiya’s ‘masterclass’ act went unnoticed in Economics paper. He gave himself 100/100 in the subject.
Harshad Sarvaiya wrote his Class XII exams like all other students. But he had done something additional, he checked it with red ink, giving himself full marks before submitting it to the supervisor.
He did this for two subjects, Economics and Geography. However an alert teacher who checked geography paper noticed this irregularity, it was somehow missed by the guy who examined his Economics paper.
“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,” said GSHSEB secretary (examination) G D Patel.