The battle royale PUBG Mobile has been a hot topic on Indian news of late. Stories about the game’s negative effects, parents and government officials calling for its ban, and gamers rebutting are all over the place.  Earlier this month, a ban on PUBG was issued in several cities in the Gujarat state, and since then there have reportedly been dozens of people arrested for playing the game. Even though all of these people were later released on bail, this shows that the Indian authority is serious about its intention of curbing what it calls “gaming addiction” in the country.

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The Indian authority has issued a ban on PUBG Mobile in some Gujarat cities

Now, this hot topic has just seen a new development, and a rather wacky one. According to a recent report from New Indian Express, a teenage failed in his 1st year pre-university exam because all he wrote in the answer sheet was about how to play PUBG.

Before this, though, the student used to be a topper. Last year, he received a distinction grade in his Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exam. It seems his excessive playing of PUBG Mobile made him neglect his studies.

It was the teacher who checked the boy’s exam that brought the case to light. After seeing this bizarre answer, this teacher reported it to the school principal, who then informed the boy’s parents.

The student admitted that he was too absorbed in the game that he failed to realize that he had an exam coming up. Furthermore, he even lied to his parents, saying that he was talking with friends when they expressed concerns about him being on the phone too much. Additionally, there were times when he skipped class to play as well.

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The boy was too absorbed in the game that he neglected his studies

“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 said.

It seems the boy has acknowledged his mistake. He now has another chance to retake the exam in June.