| Students write their papers at Shastrinagar Girls’ High School centre in Patna on Monday. Picture by Jai Prakash |
The first day of the Bihar School Examination Board Intermediate (Class XII) examinations went off peacefully on Monday barring a few untoward incidents.
Students of science, commerce and vocational subjects appeared for their examinations at 761 centres.
At Islamia High School in Sheikhpura, students appearing for their biology examination pelted stones at the centre, alleging that the questions were not from the syllabus. Board officials, however, said they have not received any written confirmation on the matter.
Chairman Rajmani Prasad Singh said: “There is no scope that the questions were out of syllabus.” He added that the students could have found the questions — set according to the standard of medical entrance examinations — tough.
In Buxar’s MP High School, six students were expelled for adopting unfair means.
The board has also postponed the examinations scheduled for February 20 and 21 to March 2 and 4 because of the nationwide strike called by Left trade unions.