A student attempting pre-university Economics exam failed after he wrote only about ‘how to play PUBG game’ in the answer sheet.
PUBG addict Varun who had secured distinction in his SSLC exam last year, lost track of his studies this year after getting addicted to the online mobile game, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds.
Varun admits that he was so engrossed in the game that he forgot that exams were around the corner. Though his parents saw him busy on the mobile phone all the time, he dispelled their doubts, saying he was chatting with friends.
“I was studious, but got attracted towards PUBG as it was entertaining, and soon got addicted to it. Sometimes I even bunked classes to play the game and sat in the nearby garden,” the told The New Indian Express.
“I got angry with myself and wrote about PUBG in the answer sheet. Now my parents have taken the mobile away, but the images of the game continue to linger in my mind. I realise how dangerous a game it is,” he further added.
The teacher who evaluated the very same paper said, “Usually students who do not know the answers write film songs or famous movie dialogues. But this boy has written everything about the game, starting from steps to download it to how to play it. He seems to have good mastery over the game. I brought the issue to the principal’s notice, and we summoned his parents and informed them about their son’s addiction.”
Meanwhile, Varun now has a chance to appear in the exam scheduled to be held in June.
Also read: Gujarat: 10 held for playing PUBG in Rajkot
Last week, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara had placed a ban on the highly popular and addictive PUBG. They were followed by Bhavnagar and Gir Somnath districts. Two days ago, Aravalli district administration also placed a ban on the two games.