No break in cheating, leaking of papers in Matric exam
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The tradition of leaking Matriculation papers hasn’t changed as today (Wednesday) again the paper of Physics of grade nine in Karachi was out before time, leaving the nation in a state of bewilderment whether the educational authorities will ever be able to restore semblance of authenticity in exams, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Reportedly, the Physics paper of grade 9 was leaked in Karachi at 8:45am and the cheating mafia shared the solved paper on WhatsApp groups. Students were seen busy copying material from their smartphones.
The students in Karachi are taking exams under the new scheme of studies. The duration of the exam is two hours. Today was the fourth paper of grade nine Science group. This year, the boards are taking exams of only elective subjects, four exams each for Science group and General group.
According to the exam timetable, the exam will commence at 9:30am and end at 11:30am. A total of 83,655 students of Science group and 72,867 of General group will be appearing in the ninth grade exam. In General group, the number of girl students is 10,942 and the number of boy students is 7,682. A total of 443 examination centres have been set up for conducting the exams.
Reporter Sameen Nawaz