The question papers of science I and II, algebra, geometry and history were leaked between March 11 and 20. “We found out after some children were reading the question paper on their phone before the exam, outside one of the centres,” said a senior police officer.
The question paper for the examination was found on social media minutes before the examination started in February. The incident led to widespread protests by students, forcing the government to order a CBI probe.
SSC aspirants have been protesting against the alleged paper leak, alleging that there were a large number of irregularities and mass-level cheating through remote access in Combined Graduate Level (CGL), Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) and other SSC exams.
Mumbai Police have so far arrested six men and detained eight juveniles after the History, Political Science and Information and Communications Technology questions papers were found in the possession of students at exam centres in Andheri West, Saki Naka and Kalyan last week.
“We have received similar complaints, not just in Amboli, where students received images of question papers ahead of exams. Once the law takes its course, we will begin our action. Students can’t get away with such malpractices,” said an official.