New Delhi, Feb 6: Around 11,400 students from Gorakhpur may not be able to appear in the Uttar Pradesh Board examination 2018 as the Board did not issue their admit cards. Yogendra Nath Singh, Joint Director of Education said that discrepancies found in the qualifying documents submitted by students was the reason behind the same.Also Read - Bizarre! Man Tricked Into Having Sex Change Surgery to Perform As Female Dancer, Duped of Rs 14 Lakh

“In the last two to four days, around 500-550 students out of the 11,400 have submitted their qualifying documents and their admit cards have been issued. The rest are still pending,” the Joint Director of Education said. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Rains: 7 Killed, Underpasses Closed, Power Lines Snapped in Some Parts | Top Developments

Documents accessed by ANI showed that serial number of mark sheets of many students were the same, or in other cases, the passing year was mentioned 2006 but the mark sheets issued were dated 2016, indicating the documents were forged. Also Read - Undeterred by Floods, 15-Year-Old Girl Rows Boat to Reach School Daily in UP's Gorakhpur | See Pics

Few students also arrived at the Secondary Education Council’s regional office in Gorakhpur on Monday but were barred entry. Reports say that they were also clueless regarding the non-issuance of their admit cards.

Speaking to ANI, Vipin Kumar,  one of the students outside the regional office said, “We have not been told why our admit cards were not issued. They just said we will be informed later about the status of our admit cards.”

However, Gorakhpur is not the only district to face this problem as more than 70,000 students in the whole state have not received their admit cards yet.

The UP board exams for classes 10, 12 started from today, February 6 amid tight security. The exams will continue till March 12. A total of 66,37,018 students have registered for the same.

(With inputs from agencies)