- The CBSE to re-conduct the examinations for Mathematics (for Class 10) and Economics (Class 12th).
- PM Narendra Modi spoke to HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and conveyed his unhappiness at the paper leak issue.
- Dates for the fresh examinations will be announced within a week.
- This is not the first instance where Board exam papers conducted by CBSE were leaked.
- Minister Prakash Javadekar today announced that the government will now work on a robust system to make paper leaks impossible in the future.
The CBSE to re-conduct the examinations for Mathematics (for Class 10) and Economics (Class 12th).
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board has decided to reconduct board exam students will have to take Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics exams again after reports of paper leak.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular today informing about the re-examination and said dates and other details for it would be posted on the board’s website.
“We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet. We want to urge the students and parents to not panic and assure them that the board is doing its best to ensure the sanctity of the examination,” a senior CBSE official said.
On Sunday, a day before the Class XII Economics exam, a hand-written question paper was making the rounds on WhatsApp, students said.
While CBSE is yet to clarify if the re-exam will be for Delhi region or all India, more reports emerged today that the Class 10 Maths paper was being circulated on Tuesday night in other regions as well.
Big Announcements On CBSE Re-Exams By Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Here are all announcements by Minister Prakash Javadekar on the CBSE paper leak:
- All the announcements regarding the matter will be made by the CBSE board itself. It is not the ministry but the board that conducts these examinations.
- With the help of technology, we will devise a system which will make paper leaks impossible in the future.
- A national testing team will be formed to avoid such leaks in the future.
- A team of Delhi Police has been deployed to get to the root of the matter and bring the culprits to book
- Nobody has the right to play with the lives of children.
- Parts of the paper were leaked on WhatsApp. We have deployed a special Delhi Police team.
- The paper leak has been reported only from a couple of schools in Delhi, adding that the CBSE has assured to take concrete steps regarding the paper leak. “We are investigating the matter. It will be an examination for everybody,” he said.
This is not the first instance where Board exam papers conducted by CBSE were leaked
In 2006, the police uncovered the leaked CBSE question paper of Business Studies while it was searching for suspects related to the Varanasi bomb blasts. The police in Panipat in Haryana searched every hotel and dhaba for information related to the blasts and, instead, found the leaked papers.
In 2011, three persons, Krishnan Raju, principal of government senior secondary school at Lapati, Rashid, an executive engineer of the Andamans PWD, and Vijayan, a forest ranger, were arrested on charges of leaking the question papers of the on-going CBSE exams. The question papers included those of science and mathematics of Class 12.
Director General of Police (DGP), Andaman and Nicobar Islands had dismissed a radio operator MP Arun for his alleged involvement in the question paper leak scandal of the CBSE Board exams.