Madhyamik to end, photograph of a set of fake question papers of Life Science were circulated in the social media on Tuesday in the morning creating confusion among examinees.

The chief minister, Miss Mamata Banerjee, has called this a “deliberate attempt to create confusion” among lakhs of candidates.

A photograph of a set of question paper of Life Science surfaced in several social media platforms in the morning. As the picture bore resemblance with question papers, several students were confused as many thought there has been a leak.

The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) had clarified that the question paper bears no similarity with the board’s original question paper given out in the examination halls on Tuesday.

The board on its part has lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police station. “There is no question of the leak. This is not the original question paper but someone with deliberate attempt to create confusion has circulated a model test question paper of 2017.

We have informed the education department. “Home secretary and cyber crime police station has also been informed. They have initiated a probe. The Madhyamik exam has been successful so far and there is an attempt to thwart the hard work put behind it,” the board president, Mr Kalyanmoy Ganguly, said.

The incident has brought out strong reactions from the chief minister who was attending an administrative meeting at Gurap in Hooghly.

Referring to the fake question paper circulated in the media, she said: “It’s a motivated attempt to create confusion among lakhs of candidates who are appearing for the examination,” Miss Banerjee said.

On the other hand, the board has summoned the principal of Moynaguri Subhashnagar High School who had allegedly opened the question paper set of Mathematics that was held yesterday, 40 minutes before scheduled time.

The principal has been showcased. He has been asked to meet the district inspector on Thursday.