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
The first sitting of the examination had just begun and
soon the questions were found doing the rounds in social