The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exam students will have to take Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics exams again, as the board has decided to reconduct these tests after reports of paper leak, said CBSE board on Wednesday. The dates for the retest will be announced on the CBSE website within a week, the board said.
“The Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations, as is being reported. With a view to upholding the sanctity of the Board examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the Board has decided to re-conduct the examinations in the subjects,” a CBSE statement said.
On March 26, Class XII CBSE students were left appalled following the rumours of their Economics paper being leaked on social media hours before the examination. Reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp several hours before the time of the exam. However, CBSE board waived aside the claims.
According to a news channel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed unhappiness about the leak of Class 10 and 12 CBSE papers. Modi called HRD minister Prakash Javadekar after the Central education board decided to reschedule the exams following reports of a leak of question papers. Delhi Police registered a case on the alleged leak of Class 12 Economics paper following a complaint by CBSE, said an official.
Prakash Javadekar said, “we will ensure no injustice is caused. I just want to tell the parents and children that it is extremely unfortunate that this incident happened.”
Students can check out details on cbse.nic.in