‘Who is Virat Kohli’s girlfriend?’ Bhiwandi school asks class IX students

Ninth standard students of a Hindi-medium school in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi has to answer a rather weird question related to celebrity gossips, for their Physical Training theory examination.

A question regarding a celebrated sportsperson in Physical Training exam is still understood, but it seems that the teacher wanted to test the student’s gossip quotient. In the exam held on October 13, the students were asked the name of cricketer Virat Kohli’s girlfriend.

To make it easier for the students, the question also came with three options – names of Bollywood actresses Priyanka (Chopra), Anushka (Sharma) or Deepika (Padukone). The question paper also had a question on Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood friend. Of course, there were option of (Vinod) Kambli, Ravi Shastri and (Sanjay) Manjrekar.

A leaked copy of the question paper of Chacha Nehru Hindi High School, Bhiwandi in Thane, is viral on the internet. People are finding it quite amusing with many questioning the relevance of private lives and affairs of sportsmen in school exams.

One twitter user commented, “So #CurrentAffairs is an academic subject now where they teach invading someone’s privacy. #OutOfSyllabus? really?”

Daily Bhaskar stated that the principal of the school A R Pandey wasn’t amused and has been quoted by a publication saying, “After the previous PT teacher retired in 2012, we had informed the education officer (Ashok Misal of Thane district) repeatedly but the position is still vacant. Since we have to run the school and conduct exams, I had asked the Hindi teacher to set the question paper.”

The paper was apparently set by Manoj Rai who teaches Hindi and was asked for a clarification by the school. As per news sources, he has already given his apology.