The leak of the merit list overshadowed the declaration of SSLC (Secondary School Leave Certificate) Exam, Class 10, on Monday, May 23. This took place just a day before the results were supposed to be declared, which is on Tuesday, May 24th, in Meghalaya.
Over 50,000 and more students had appeared for the SSLC exam this year out of which, the Top 20 Scores on the Merit List got leaked just hours before the main result got declared. Going by the leaked list, Duyu Asung of St. George Secondary School in Nongmynsong and Lamphrang Lyngdoh of Ram Krishna Mission HS School in Cherrapunji, acquired the first Position securing 568 out of total 600 marks.
The officials had reported that it was initially uploaded on Facebook, and the List was not a hoax, but purely correct, stating the rank orders of the Merit Holders. This occurred right after the Haryana Board Controversy, which had a similar story of Leaking Merit List Case.
Haryana Board had initially exposed a list stating names of the Merit Holders, which were later deemed incorrect. Reports say, the internal staff members were involved in the spread of this hoax. However, The Leaked List of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) was not incorrect, but held the actual names of the Rank Holders.
This was alarming and officials say that this discrepancy was caused due to “Technical Glitch.” Besides the NIC, 6 other websites have been authorised by MBoSE to provide the results that would have been made public just the next day at 10 AM, on Tuesday. MBOSE has solely blamed the “National Informatics Centre”, or the national data repository, for the glitch, Hindustan Times reported. Although, the board officials said that only the PDF containing merit list was leaked, and the rest of the result was declared as per the schedule, at 10 am on Tuesday.
“But the leak doesn’t appear to have happened from those sites”, the Controller of Examination of MBoSE, TR Laloo, told Hindustan Times on a conversation.
“The leak hasn’t happened due to internal issues at MBoSE. This is the first time it has happened. We are going ahead with the declaration of results as planned,” he said.