Police help sought in test paper-leakage case
China’s educational authority said it asked police for assistance in investigating a possible cheating scandal after papers of the national postgraduate exams were reportedly leaked online.
The annual National Postgraduate Entrance Examination concluded on Sunday, but alleged questions and answers for the English and politics courses were exposed on the Internet a day earlier.
The suspected leaked papers were initially published by two major test training agencies to some of their trainees before they were made open online. Many students who took part in the exams confirmed the leaked questions were exactly the same as that in their test papers.
The Ministry of Education said in a statement that it had reported the suspected leakage scandal to the public security authorities and will crack down on any cheating activities.
Statistics from the ministry showed that 1.77 million students registered for the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination for 2016.