Patna: There has been a buzz ever since the Bihar Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) results were released as Sunny Leone topped the exam. No, it isn’t the popular actor but a 27-year-old girl from Bihar who apparently shares the same name. The girl has topped the junior engineer (JE) exam, the results for which were announced on Wednesday, February 20.

Sunny Leone has qualified the JE exam with a total of 98.5 points and will serve the state as a junior civil engineer. As per reports, her score in the Bihar PHED exam was 73.5 points and she received 25 experience points.

Bihar PHED had invited applications for the post of junior engineer (Civil) between January 15 to 31, 2019 based on the marks of the students in diploma in engineering.

Nearly 17,000 aspirants had applied for the post. Several other reports also suggest that somebody might have just filled up the online form out of sheer fun.

However, Ashok Kumar, Joint Secretary (management) of PHED Bihar confirmed the candidate’s name and said, “Yes, we have received an application for the post with the name Sunny Leone whose father’s name is Leona Leone and she is born on May 13, 1991. She also claims to have a diploma of engineering with 98.5 points. However, we cannot confirm that this candidate application is genuine or not. This can be confirmed only after the process of certificate and document verification is done.”

It must be noted that candidates can raise objections until February 24 if there’s any. Meanwhile, candidates who had appeared for the exam can log in to phed.bih.nic.in to raise objections and after that, the applicants will be short listed for the exam.