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The class 11 final examinations in Manipur have been cancelled after question papers of at least five subjects were leaked.

Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) secretary Ch Biren Singh said question papers of physics, chemistry, maths, biology and Manipuri were leaked.

The final examinations of all streams of class 11 have been cancelled as “concrete evidence regarding the leakage” was found, COHSEM chairman L Mahendra said.

The examinations began on February 17.

The council has instructed principals of all the affiliated schools to return the questions papers “in their original forms as collected” by February 24, Mahendra added.

He said stern action against those found responsible and said the principals who do not comply with the council’s direction will be considered as individuals responsible for the leakage.

“Authorities of private institutions found guilty will have their affiliation cancelled,” he said.

The council will announce new dates for the examinations soon.

The exams were earlier scheduled to end on March 26.

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