After allegation of paper leak, CBSE board has decided to re-conduct the class XII economics and class X Mathematics exam.
29 March 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education has cancelled the class 12th Economics and class 10th Mathematics examination. The board has decided to conduct a re-examination of both the papers. It has also issued an official circulation in this regard. As per the official notification;
“Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the 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 following subjects. Dates for fresh examinations and the other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week.
CLASS XII SUB ECONOMICS (CODE 030)
CLASS X SUB MATHEMATICS (CODE 041)”
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said; “CBSE will put in place stronger mechanism to ensure no further paper leak happens.” He further added; “The people or gang responsible for this would be brought to book.”
CBSE had conducted the Class XII Economics exam on 26 March 2018. It was alleged that a handwritten question paper was being circulated on the messaging service app a day before the exam. On the exam day, teachers from few private schools in Delhi were stunned to find that the questions in the board exam question paper were similar to those in the paper circulated through the app.
There is huge disappointment among students, teachers and parents after the re-examination news. Parents are unhappy with the lack of accountability on part of the CBSE Board. Students who found the question paper easy and whose paper went well are disappointed as they have to prepare again for the re-examination. Some students are also of the opinion that the re-examination should be conducted only for the Delhi region as the paper leak was reported from this region only.
The CBSE class X and XII board examinations have started from 5 March 2018. And, from the beginning, students have been complaining about the alleged paper leak for various subjects such as Accountancy and Chemistry.