The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a re-examination for the Class X Maths and Class XII Economics papers over reports of the paper leak.
“Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are 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 in the following subjects,” a statement released on Wednesday said.
“Dates for fresh examinations and the other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar and conveyed his unhappiness over the paper leak issue. He has also asked for strict action, says sources.
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.
However, the board denied any leak.
A similar incident occurred on March 15 when several students had received copies of CBSE Accountancy paper on WhatsApp, hours before their exam. The matter came to light after Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia received a copy of the “leaked” paper.
Exams for both Class X and Class XII began from March 5 and over 28 lakh students are appearing for the same.
CBSE students appeared for the Class 10 Mathematics paper on Wednesday, while the Class 12 Economics exam was held on March 26.
According to media reports, a total number of 16, 38,428 students had registered for class 10 exams and for class 12, a total of 11, 86,306 students had registered.