'Who is Virat Kohli's girlfriend?'
No, this is not a tabloid exam but rather a question that school students were supposed to answer.
Hundreds of Class 9 Physical Training (PT) students of a school in Thane were stumped when asked to answer this question in their exam.
The question also came with three helpful options, the names of Bollywood's top actresses: Priyanka (Chopra), Anushka (Sharma) or Deepika (Padukone).
A leaked copy of the question paper of Chacha Nehru Hindi High School, Bhiwandi town, went viral on social media.
Here's a photo of the exam paper that was making the rounds on social media
— Dipali R. Jagtap (@jdipali) October 17, 2016
The annual exam was conducted on 13 October by the school and the question figured in the objective section, as Q No 1(B).
While speaking to local TV channels, the school principal AR Pandey has passed the responsibility for the goof-up on the PT teacher, who allegedly set the exam paper. The principal admitted that the blunder went 'unnoticed' but has not specified any remedial measures for the same.
Parents are now worried whether those students who attempted it and got the answer wrong would be compensated or not, since the question was out of the study syllabus.
While many people also questioned the relevance of a cricket-Bollywood star's personal lives in a school exam, most found it to be ridiculously laughable.
Here's what Twitter had to say about it:
Lol, students in Maharashtra asked to name VIrat Kohli's girlfriend in an exam. There were options too- Priyanka, Anushka and Deepika.
— Alka-line (@alkagurha) October 17, 2016
LOL STORY OF THE DAY! Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's love affair makes it to the Maharashtra school's exam paper… https://t.co/fDaeQ8XUm8
— Chaos Theorist (@Cha0sTheorist) October 18, 2016
— Anurag Chaurasia (@chaurasiaanurag) October 17, 2016
Kohli and Anushka Sharma have now entered the school curriculums.
Here is how: https://t.co/YVPFhaJcF5
— Yuvraj Singh (@YuviS12) October 17, 2016
In a school class 9th students were asked to tell Virat Kohli's GF's name and options were Deepika, Priyanka and Anushka India's future
— Surabh! (@Surabhi_V18) October 17, 2016
With inputs from agencies