UP Board English Paper Leak 2022 – Main Culprit Arrested, Re-exam Soon

New Delhi, 02 April 2022: As per a recent development, the Ballia police has arrested the alleged main culprit, named Nirbhay Narayan Singh, involved in the UP Board English paper leak 2022 case. He has been reported to be the manager of Maharani Devi Smarak Inter College. 

Singh reportedly leaked the UP Board Class 12 English paper, which was to be held in the second shift on 30 March 2022, after which the state government cancelled the exam in 24 districts across Uttar Pradesh, including Ballia, Etah, Baghpat, Badaun, Sitapur, Kanpur Dehat, Lalitpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Gonda, Azamgarh, Agra, Varanasi, Mainpuri, Mathura, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Shamli, Shahjahanpur, Unnao, Jalaun, Mahoba, Ambedkar Nagar, and Gorakhpur.

In the meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has decided to re-conduct the UP Board Class 12 examination for the English paper. Now, the English exam for Class 12 will be held again on 13 April 2022 in the 24 district examination centres under the UP board. 

UP Board Class 12 English Paper Leak

How did the UP Board English Paper Leak 2022 take place?

According to an ANI news report dated 4 April 2022, the main accused, Nirbhay Narayan Singh, allegedly got the UP Board Class 12 English paper printed and got it solved by two English teachers. He later sold the copies of the question paper along with its answer key for Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 to each student. The accused received the money in a bank account through Paytm transactions. 

Singh, along with his accomplice, Rajiv Prajapati, also leaked the scanned copies of the question paper to other people on social media. Till now, the UP police officials have confirmed the recovery of solved copies and money charged from the students. So far, the police has arrested a total of 46 people, including 4 managers, 3 principals, 3 clerks, and 15 teachers (including 5 coaching centre teachers) in the case. 

UP Board Class 12 English Paper Leak – Dates

UP board Class 12 English Exam 30 March 2022
Question paper leak 30 March 2022
UP board Class 12 English re-exam  13 April 2022

UP Board Class 12 English Paper Leak – FAQs

Why did the UP Board cancel the Class 12 English examination?

The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has cancelled the Class 12 English examination due to complaints concerning the question paper leak which took place on March 30, 2022.

What is the date for the UP Board Class 12 English re-examination?

The date of UP Board Class 12 English re-examination is April 13, 2022.

Where will the UP Board Class 12 English re-examination be conducted?

The UP Board Class 12 English re-examination will be conducted in 24 distinct district examination centres under the UP Board, including, Etah, Nalia, Badaun, Baghpat, Kanpur Dehat, Chitrakoot, Lalitpur, Gonda, Azamgarh, Agra, Mainpuri, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Shahjahanpur, Shamli, Unnao, Mahoba, Jalun, Ambedkar Nagar, Sitapur, and Gorakhpur.

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