New-Age Cheating Explained as IB Paper Leak Got 45K+ Downloads 

New-age cheating has currently dominated the of media headlines and social media platforms.

In this, students who sat for Class XII board exams for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) reportedly learned the question in on a Mathematics paper.

Later, they shared the questions online on social media. Moreover, they assisted students in different time zones who were yet to sit for the exam. 

According to TOI, on May 1 and 2, the Math exam for two hours was conducted. However, reportedly on May 3, paper leaked news was discovered. 

These annual exams are conducted by IB in three time zones. 

IB has acknowledged the question leak situation due to difference in time zones. However, the country of origin of the leak hasn’t been made public yet. 

Reportedly, principals in Mumbai alleged that the part was leaked from Turkey. 

Due to the time zone difference, the paper leak is more likely to benefit students in the Americas, Europe, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Moreover, it is less likely to benefit Indian students. 

The highlights of the report added that this is probably the first instance of a paper leak. The Switzerland-based board witnessed this scenario for the first time in its 55-year history, adds FirstPost.

On Sunday, IB stated that there was no concrete evidence of the spread of the “time zone cheating.” However, they did discover a number of students who were involved in the practice. 

SCMP reported that “the materials were downloaded more than 45,000 times.”

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?

International Baccalaureate (IB) is a Switzerland-based board for providing education to students. It was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Its curriculum is divided into 4 programmes for students from 3–19 years. 

1. Primary Years Programme (3-12 years)

2. Middle Years Programme (11-16 years)

3. Diploma Programme (16-19 years)

4. Career-Related Programme (16-19 years)

India has a total of 210 IB World schools. Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi have the larger concentrations of schools in India.

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