Following leak of question papers, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday decided to re-conduct examinations in Mathematics paper for Class X and Economics paper for Class XII. As per information, the Delhi Police has also started a probe into the question paper leak.
In a notice issued by the Controller of Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday stated: “Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as being reported. With the view to uphold 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.”
The CBSE however stated that dates for fresh examinations and other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week.
The CBSE conducted the examinations for the Class XII Economics paper on Monday and the Class X Mathematics paper on Wednesday.
The decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education came after a handwritten note with the same questions as the CBSE question papers was found circulating on the social media message application days before the examinations in these papers were conducted.
Following the cancellation of the examinations already conducted, the social networking sites have been flooded with posts demanding stringent punishment to those who were behind the question papers leak.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar also admitted that question papers of the CBSE-conducted examinations leaked. He also informed that a special team of the Delhi Police has already started investigation into the case.
Stating that a gang is responsible for the paper leak, the Union HRD Minister assured of a better mechanism to prevent more leaks from Monday onwards.
“The CBSE will issue the new dates for the re-examination very soon. We are devising a new system from Monday which will be leak-proof,” Union Minister Javadekar told media persons in the national capital.
Now, 28 lakh students of both Class X and Class XII across the country, including the Northeastern region, will have to sit in the examinations on fresh dates to be re-scheduled later by the CBSE which is likely to affect the students. A total number of 16,38,428 students registered for Class X examinations while for Class XII examinations, a total of 11,86,306 students registered.