The examinations were conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) at the center set up for prisoners at Tihar Jail.
Chautala’s son, Abhay Singh Chautala, commented,
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The last exam was held on April 23. He was out on parole during that time, but since the examination centre was inside the jail premises, he went back to jail and sat for the exam. He decided to utilise his jail term more meaningfully. Now, he goes to the jail library daily, where he reads newspapers and books. He asks the jail staff to arrange for his favourite books. He reads books about great politicians across the world. Sometime, he asks us to send course books also
Charged with corruption in the recruitment of 3,206 junior basic trained teachers in Haryana in 2000, Chautala, his son, and 53 others were convicted by a trial court in 2013.