Ranchi/Hazaribagh, June 2: The spotlight was back on a Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) topper today, albeit for all the wrong reasons.
According to sources, a topper of the Class XII board exams, the results of which were announced on Friday, might have appeared for the CBSE Class XII examinations as well.
The boy, whose father is an officer with the Jharkhand police force, is a resident of Hazaribagh.
Though JAC chairperson Laxmi Singh claimed that she did not know about the incident, she said that a student enrolled with JAC could not take a similar examination of any other board the same year.
I am not fully aware of the incident. But JAC will initiate an investigation into the matter and if the allegations were found to be true then strict action will be taken against the culprit, Singh told The Telegraph.
The boy, who was enrolled in a Pindra-based college, is said to have passed the examination of both the boards, but with some startling differences in marks.
While he scored a whopping 96 per cent in his JAC mathematics paper, he could manage only 2 per cent in the same paper for CBSE. Likewise, the student scored 87 per cent in his JAC economics exam, while he managed a meagre 47 in his CBSE test for the same paper. The scores for the business studies paper were 62 per cent for JAC and 55 per cent for CBSE, respectively.
Though, it was not immediately clear which CBSE-affiliated school the boy might have been enrolled in, sources said that he appeared for the CBSE examinations from a Bokaro-based educational cradle.
JAC insiders said that the rules of the council strictly barred a student from attending two schools at the same time.
If a student attends one school and fulfils the attendance criteria there, it is obvious that he would have to compromise with the other. Thus, according to norms, it is not legal for a student to be writing his examination from a school where he has not attended classes, a JAC official explained.
The boy or his parents could not be contacted for comments.