Bihar Class 12 topper Ganesh Kumar turns out to be 41-yr-old, arrested

Ganesh Kumar secured 82.6 per cent in the Class XII exams. Around 64.75 per cent students failed the examinations this year — the worst BSEB result in two decades.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: June 3, 2017 5:10 am
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A year after the Bihar toppers’ scam saw those who had topped the Class XII science and arts examinations unable to answer simple questions, the state was rocked by another scandal Friday when police arrested this year’s Class XII arts topper for allegedly forging his date of birth — Ganesh Kumar, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) said, turned out to be a 41-year-old, and not the 24-year-old he claimed to be.

Confirming that Ganesh Kumar had been arrested for forging his date of birth, Patna Kotwali DSP Shivli Nomani said: “He appeared this evening before the state board and the board handed him over to us.”

Ganesh Kumar secured 82.6 per cent in the Class XII exams. Around 64.75 per cent students failed the examinations this year — the worst BSEB result in two decades. In results declared last Tuesday, only 30.11 per cent science students and 37.11 per cent arts students passed. The commerce stream pass percentage was 73.76.

Earlier Friday, the BSEB said it had put on hold the result of its arts topper. BSEB chairperson Anand Kishor said: “We went through the board’s old records and found that Ganesh Kumar had appeared in the matriculation examination in 1990 from Giridih and in 1992 from Jhumri Tilaiya and secured a second division both times. He had mentioned his date of birth in the admit card as November 7, 1975.”

Kishor said Ganesh, who hails from Giridih in Jharkhand, took the Class X examination again in 2015 and secured a first division but mentioned his date of birth as June 2, 1993.

Ganesh Kumar came under the scanner for three reasons after the Class XII results were declared — he said he was 24 years old though most students who take the exam are in the 17-18 age group; he came all the way from Giridih to write his examination from a school in Samastipur school; and, though he secured 65 out of 70 marks in the music practical, his performance with a harmonium later before the media raised doubts.

BSEB spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi said: “We traced records of the board of undivided Bihar and matched his father’s name and permanent address.”

In 2016, the toppers’ scam hit the headlines after it was found that the science and arts toppers could not answer simple questions. The then BSEB chairperson was among those arrested for tampering with the evaluation process.

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    Avi Green
    Jun 3, 2017 at 11:22 pm
    Shame to be bihari. I always have been ashamed of cal myself bihari and this adds another reason to say so. Why even the state bihar came in existence ?
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      Avi Green
      Jun 3, 2017 at 11:16 pm
      Sahi h hum aage ke badale piche ja rahe hai. Bihar education system has become like a ; no respect and no dignity.
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        Suman Saurabh
        Jun 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm
        Whatever is going in Bihar. It's all due to uneducated and s like ministers .They all are in the mood of making Bihar like them and hence they are doing from the last two years. I am requesting from the core of my heart to all the Bihari to elect a better representative for the future of the students of Bihar. Boycott the govt. Of Bihar .The students of Bihar are too much talented in each and every field of life. But the politicians of Bihar are making their future dull.
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          deepu
          Jun 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm
          All biharis responsible for this sad state of affairs.....they keep electing laoo type leaders.....u and your w generation deserve this....u will be backward state in upcoming 200 years..
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            RANA
            Jun 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm
            Ban all central govt. Exams from bihar and conduct them in other states..this biharis are best known for setting and jugad in exams. From last 2 years every major exam paper have been leaked from bihar.This biharis claim to have highest number of IAS and IPS officer now we know the real reason its all about centre management
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              abhilyan
              Jun 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm
              IS IT A CRIME TO TAKE A SCHOOL FINAL EXAMINATION AT THE AGE OF 40?
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                Bir Chand
                Jun 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm
                He had already passed 12 standard in 1992 in second division with different date of birth. He is another Laloo in the making.
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                  rk
                  Jun 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm
                  No, but faking DOB certainly is
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                    krish
                    Jun 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm
                    This is your standard of education Abhilyan. You don't even understand what is right and what is wrong. Shame on education system of BSEB.
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                      deepu
                      Jun 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm
                      Are u litetate...i do not thing so.......
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                        Deepika Dalal
                        Jun 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm
                        No that is not a crime. But the criminal intention lies in the fact that the matriculation and senior secondary certificates can later be used as proof of date of birth to claim young age and get a job fraudently
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                        Subspan Raman
                        Jun 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm
                        Yesrterday there were some imbeciles supporting this guy, saying it is OK if a poor person cheats. This is what has become of India- full of s who think they are smart.
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                          rajes
                          Jun 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm
                          Just like taking milk with fish can result is skin problem, Nitish with Laloo resulted in 64 fail in board results. Milk Fish white patch on skin Nitish Laloo 64 fail This time the congress education minister should be jailed. Papu said during election time that every district will have a university. See the outcome. This can be Laloos master plan, with such results Nitish cannot survive.
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