Going by several media reports, OTET 2021 first shift question paper was leaked from the center of Government Girls’ High School in the Deogarh district. According to an Odisha TV report, the leaked Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test (OTET) question paper was of the “D” set.
Authorities found the leaked question paper on a candidate’s mobile phone before the exam started. The mobile phone of the said candidate was then seized by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE). According to Odisha TV, a female candidate was booked for taking the photograph of the leaked question paper.
The same was confirmed by the District Education Officer (DEO), Sachidananda Bahera said, “I have learnt that a mobile phone has been seized from a female candidate. I got a report from the Centre observer at around 9:15 am. We do not know whether the question paper has gone viral on social media. We will send the mobile to the Board for further course of action.”
Sikarendra Chatia, BEO Tilibani, who was posted as an invigilator at the Government Girls’ High School, said, “We could not confirm if the question paper was leaked or not. But we seized the mobile phone of a female candidate at around 8:30 am. We found the photograph of the question paper in her mobile phone and we are reviewing all aspects.”