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Agrani Bank`s job test cancelled over question leakage

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Staff Reporter :
The second phase recruitment test of Agrani Bank's senior officer post scheduled to be held on Friday afternoon was postponed following allegation of question paper leakage.
The bank authorities had decided to hold the test in two phases yesterday (Friday), considering the number of candidates.
The afternoon session was cancelled for "unavoidable reasons," said Abu Taleb, Chairman of Dhaka University's Banking and Insurance Department, which was in charge of organising the exam.
A newspaper published a report on its website before the one-hour morning session began at 10:00am. The afternoon session scheduled for 3:30pm was called off after images of leaked questions appeared on the social media.
 "We got some complaints about questions for the afternoon session being leaked. So we don't want to take a risk. We'll verify the allegations and schedule the test at a suitable time," Taleb said.
As for a decision over the morning session, he said: "We haven't heard anything about that question paper being leaked. But we'll still look into it."
The exam had 203,000 candidates, he said. Around 100,000 sat for the test in the morning.
Some said the questions and their answers were leaked to candidates using social media on Thursday night.
 "I heard Thursday night that the questions are out. In the morning I saw people memorising answers for a set of questions outside the exam centre. Those were the same questions we got during the exam," said candidate Ahmed Reja.
Antara Ahsan, a Dhaka University student who sat for the test, said he saw the leaked question paper and answers with a candidate he did not know. The questions were for English and they matched with the ones he got in the test.
 "This made me so angry. I wanted to hand in my sheet and leave. But the invigilator said no one is allowed to leave before an hour into the exam."
However, talking to The New Nation over mobile phone, a number of examines expressed their anger over the mismanagement of the authority concerned.

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