Bulk messages also created confusion among students on the use of calculators during exams. While the board allowed usage of calculators for autistic students and those with a learning disability, the message said all could use it.
Board officials warned that students must not believe such messages until they have the board's official word. "Students must not believe such messages as they may be circulated by pranksters. It will be the students' loss as they will lose out on precious study time. Please do not fall prey to these messages," said Laxmikant Pande, chairperson of the board's Mumbai division.