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The two accused used to help friends by giving exams (Representational Image)
Four persons were cheating the candidates by advertising on social media to get them good marks in GRE and TOEFL exams.
Four people, including a final year engineering student, have been arrested for alleged misconduct in collusion with some candidates appearing for global exams like TOEFL and GRE, police said.
A release issued by the Hyderabad Police on Tuesday said that four persons were cheating candidates by advertising on social media to get them good marks in GRE and TOEFL exams.
Two of the accused used to help their friends by writing exams. By advertising on social media, he tricked the students who applied for the exam to score well by charging Rs 20,000 each. Police said students applying for the exam have the option to appear from home.
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During the exam, the other two accused used to secretly take a picture of the exam paper and send it to their colleagues including a B.Tech final year student (of NIT Raipur) through an instant messaging platform. The police said that the B.Tech student would prepare the answer and send the answer sheet back to them and they gave it to the students who took the exam.
Police said that similarly, another accused from Hyderabad, who is absconding, also posted advertisement on social media and with the help of one of the arrested persons helped to cheat the students/candidates and extorted money from them.
Following a complaint of misconduct in Hyderabad, the city police registered a case and arrested four people from different places, while some other accused involved in the case are absconding, police said.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are important exams for gaining admission to top universities around the world.
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