Bihar topper says political science teaches cooking, embarrassed govt orders probe, re-examination

Bihar government has ordered a probe into the results of this year’s class 12 exams after it emerged that the 2016 topper, Ruby Rai, may have resorted to unfair means to achieve the feat.

A report by NDTV said that the 17-year-old topper had no understanding of political science, and said the subject was all about cooking food.

Another student from her junior or intermediate college , who placed as Bihar’s Science topper, too struggled in answering elementary questions like the link between water and H20.

The questions were raised over the credentials after a local channel interviewed both the students soon after the results were announced last week.

The top ten students in the mrit list will now be required to undertake a new exam next week.

Education Minister Ashok Choudhary conceded that either proxies may have taken the exam on behalf of the students, or that answer sheets submitted by students were replaced later with better ones.

Bihar government is also investigating the episode that has caused unprecedented embarrassment to them. A PTI report said that the probe could be conducted in all the three streams – Humanities, Science and Commerce – and merit of examiners who awarded the marks would also be checked.

The district was in news last year when family members and friends climbed walls to make answer chits available to the Class 10 students at their examination centre in Vaishali.


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