Three Madhyamik examinees were unable to answer all questions in Bengali (first language) on Monday because they had been given wrong question papers.
Teachers at Andhra Academy where the trio from Beltala Girls High School were writing the exam were given question papers covering the syllabi of classes IX and X, meant for repeat candidates.
The three students are taking Madhyamik for the first time and were to be given the question paper based on the Class X syllabus.
In their complaint lodged with the secondary education board, the students said they had initially been given right papers but some teachers replaced them 15 minutes after the test had started.
The students realised they had been given wrong papers after another half an hour. “The students tried to explain the problem to the teachers, who allegedly ignored the complaint,” said a source.
The Andhra Academy headmistress could not be contacted. Board administrator Kalyanmoy Ganguly said: “I have received the complaint. All steps would be taken to compensate the students.”