“I made quite a bit of money, so I carried it on till my last year in college. I sold every question paper at Rs 3,000 per buyer”
I started selling leaked question papers in my first year of college. Right before examinations, my friends and I were discussing how great it would be to know the questions, as we hadn’t studied much. That’s when the idea struck. My only reason was to make some extra pocket money. I initially started selling question papers of only my subject, and later of other subjects as well.
Fortunately, getting hold of question papers wasn’t difficult for me. One of the college principal’s peons was from my hometown, and I used that connection to gain access to these question papers.
I made sure I had very few customers, never more than ten, to ensure that my activities remained undisclosed to any third party. Also, my customers weren’t allowed to share the leaked papers with anybody else.
The term ‘morality’ didn’t bother me since I was more interested in the money I was making. Besides, who thinks about ‘morality’ when you’re in college? Also, I was scoring 60 per cent marks in exams myself, so I was more than content. Yes, I know that’s low for someone who knows the questions. But even if you have the question papers, at the end of the day, you do have to write the answers yourself.
I made quite a bit of money in my first year, so I carried it on till my last year in college. I used to sell a question paper at Rs 3,000 per buyer.
Unfortunately, I got caught at the end. The peon who had been helping me quit his job and left. So I had to work with the new peon, who at the last minute backed out and complained to the principal against me. The exam got postponed and there was a big scene. I was even suspended for 10 days.
(It’s been two years since he left college and now works happily at a call centre)