CBSE to conduct re-exams of leaked papers

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 29 March 2018

Class X maths and Class XII accountancy exams to be held again

Pune: In a rather upsetting development, the Std X and XII students from the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE)-affiliated schools across the country will have to appear for a re-examination for one subject each. 

The exams will be conducted for Class X mathematics paper and Class XII economics paper. The announcement by the CBSE came after the alleged cases of paper leaks that were denied by the board a few days ago.

A notification released by the CBSE says, “The board has taken cognisance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as being reported. With a view to upholding the sanctity of the examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students, the board has decided to reconduct the examinations.”

The dates of the fresh examinations and other details will be available on the CBSE website within a week, according to the notification.

While the Class X mathematics paper was held on Wednesday, there were rumours of the question paper being circulated on the social media on Tuesday night in certain regions.

Recently, even after reports of alleged leaking of Class XII economics paper, the CBSE had denied any such leaks and said, “There has been no leakage of the question paper. All seals have been found intact at all exam centres. During the process of examination, however, at the local level, some miscreants have tried to play mischief by circulating messages through WhatsApp and other social media to disturb the sanctity of examinations.”

Internal inquiry into CBSE leaks: Javadekar
New Delhi (PTI): HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the government was conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers had been leaked.

A new system will be put in place from Monday to ensure no leaks take place and the government will ensure that there is no injustice, Javadekar said.

"CBSE had a very solid system in place. But if someone is leaking it or there is some loophole in it, taking that into consideration, a new system will be put in place from Monday which will ensure there is no such leakage. This I want to assure parents and students. I am confident that police will investigate and nab the culprits," the minister told media persons.

"The government will, with the help of technology, put in place a system 'which is so foolproof that there is no leak'', Javadekar said.

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