The High Court yesterday scrapped the written examination for recruitment to posts of executive officers of Janata Bank held on April 21 last year, over question paper leak.
The court also directed authorities concerned to hold fresh examination for the appointment to the same posts as soon as possible.
The HC bench of Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir came up with the directive after holding a final hearing on a writ petition filed by 15 candidates for the posts challenging the legality of the examination on leaked question paper.
The writ petitioners prayed for cancellation of the previous exam and a re-examination, saying the question papers were leaked before the exam.
Writ petitioner's counsel Advocate Ripon Kumar Barua and Advocate Suprokash Datta told reporters that the HC delivered the verdict as the allegations of leaked question paper has been found true before the court.
Additional Attorney General Momtaz Uddin Fakir told The Daily Star that the candidates who qualified in the preliminary tests can take part in the fresh written test.
Around 9,400 candidates attended the two-hour-long written test last year at Eden College, Lalmatia College and Ideal College venues in the city.
Petitioners' lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua had earlier said Dhaka University's social sciences department organised the written test on April 21 last year. The question paper of the test was leaked just before the tests, he added.