Patna: The results of Bihar toppers have been put on hold by the Bihar School Examination Board. The first seven rank holders from the Arts and Science streams of Class XII have been re-called by the board for a re-test tomorrow, June 3. The re-calling of the toppers was done after the media brought out some of their purported inability to answer basic questions.

BSEB Secretary Harihar Nath Jha said, “A total of 14 toppers, first seven rank holders each of Arts and Science streams have been called for a written exam as well as interview by a team of experts on June 3 to verify the truth of the results. Their results were also put on hold.”

The Arts topper in the state’s current plus-two examination Ruby Rai and the Science stream topper Saurabh Kumar are among the seven who have been re-called for test, the secretary said.

After the results were declared, it was brought to light by the media that the girl who topped the state government’s plus two examination in Humanities had pronounced ‘Political Science’ as ‘Prodigal Science’ and described it as a subject related to ‘cooking’.

Similarly, the boy who topped in Science was purportedly unaware of electrons and protons as well as the Periodic table.

Both toppers belong to the Bishun Rai College, Bhagwanpur in Vaishali district.

Meanwhile, District Education Officer of Vaishali, Satya Narayan Prasad said the BSEB instruction asking the toppers to appear before a team of experts tomorrow in Patna, in the Bishun Rai College for compliance.


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