Copying during examinations is a big problem in India. Although copying is prevalent in almost all parts of the country, Bihar tops the list with the maximum number of students indulging in this unfair practice. Whether school board exams or the high profile civil services exams, students in Bihar are well trained to copy. One of the vital reasons for this menace to continue in a more wide spread way is all round corruption. For Rs. 100 the exam monitoring teacher can allow students to copy without any hurdle. Although students of Bihar can get very good results in the local board exams their fair performance in all India competitive exams have raised many eyebrows. Especially the students from other states are demanding strict surveillance of examination halls in Bihar.
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