The paper of the English exam for the second-year intermediate students that was held on Tuesday, 21st June by the Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE) got leaked on social media a night before the exam, according to reports.

The objective paper that constitutes 20 marks could be seen circulating on multiple social media platforms. However, the federal board could not notice it until the start of the exam, apparently.

The Federal Board refused the claims and said that the paper was a part of the model paper. However, sources claimed that it was a part of the final exam that happened the next day.

FBISE further made its stance clear by saying that there are different educational websites that share the model papers for different exams. It said that the remaining model papers could also be seen on these websites and the one that went viral on the social media platforms was also one of them.

Similar incidents of paper leaks have been found in other board exams. Particularly, the Karachi board (BSEK) could not stop its papers from going viral during both matric and intermediate examination. The FBISE is rejecting the claims but sources are still persistent that the objective paper was leaked. Whether the claims of FBISE are merely a face-saving attempt or the truth, no one knows yet.

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Ayesha Areej is a staff writer at The Academia Magazine

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