After RRB, it looks like its time for LIC of India to face some ‘Paper leak’ music. It is found that the question paper of AAO (Assistant Administrative officer) is leaked one day before the date of written test, 27 February 2011 (Sunday). The leaked papers, along with the guilty agents were cornered in Hyderabad, AP where the test was held in 14 different centers.
Although the guilty were found in Hyderabad, the leak of question papers started from Noida, UP where they are ordered for publishing. The master mind behind the leak was later found in Delhi and his other agents in Chandigarh.
It is reported that each ‘B Series’ question paper was sold for Rs.8 lakhs. Although the candidates weren’t required to pay all the amount at once, they were asked to keep their original certificates with them and take them later if the paper they receive matches with the test paper along with paying the remaining amount.
An investigation is currently going on, and after coming to an impression on the level of leakage, the management will decide whether to completely cancel the exam or just scrap those few candidates who purchased the leaked paper.