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Updated: 16-01-2019 19:30 IST

The Odisha Teachers Eligibility

Test (OTET) was cancelled Wednesday after alleged question

paper leak, said the Board of Secondary Education (BSE),

president Jahan Ara Begum.

While the OTET examination was going on Wednesday,

images of the question paper went viral on the social media.

"After ascertaining that the questions circulating on

the social media matches with that of the original questions

of the test, we were left with no option but to cancel it,"

the BSE president said.

The new dates of the OTET exam will be announced soon,

the BSE said.

More than 1.11 lakh aspiring teachers were supposed to

appear in the OTET in at least 250 centres across the state

The BSE president said an internal probe into the

alleged question paper leak has been ordered and the Board has

handed over the case to the crime branch of state police.

The first sitting of the examination had just begun and

soon the questions were found doing the rounds in social