India, March 15 -- Thousands of Class-8 students in half of the state were in for a shock after they received Punjabi question papers instead of the scheduled exam of social studies on Thursday afternoon.

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) that conducts the evaluation exam for Class 8 claims the goof up happened at the end of the private firm which prints the question papers.

The 'mistake' of packing Punjabi question papers (this exam is scheduled on March 19) instead of social studies was made in 12 districts of the state, sources said. These are Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Mansa, Pathankot, Patiala, Rupnagar, Sangrur, Tarn Taran, SBS Nagar (Nawanshahr) and Mohali. The authorities will fram...