Class 12th Economics re-examination to be conducted on 25 April 2018 while class 10th re-examination will be conducted tentatively in July.
31 March 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the dates for class 12th economics re-examination. The board has cancelled the class 12th Economics paper and class 10th Mathematics paper after alleged question paper leak. Anil Swarup, Secretary School Education, announced re-examination date on Friday. The class 12th Economics exam will be conducted on 25 April while the decision about class 10th Mathematics re-exam will be taken within 15 days.
For class 10th mathematics re-examination, the education secretary said; "The leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in these states in July. A decision will be taken on this in the next 15 days."
Mr Swarup said that the decision to conduct a re-examination for class 12th had been taken without waiting for any detailed inquiry to avoid delay in result announcement. This is done to ensure that the students don’t miss out the admission deadlines of various universities. He further said that the re-examination would not affect the date of class 12th result declaration which is tentatively scheduled to be announced at the end of May.
CBSE Announcements: Important Highlights
- Class XII Economics Re-exam on 25 April 2018 (Wednesday).
- Class X Mathematics Re-exam likely to be held in July.
- No re-exam outside India as no paper leak there.
To avoid confusion over class 10th Mathematics re-exam, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar shared a series of tweets:
"Class-X students from J&K, Uttarakhand,Himachal,Punjab, Chandigarh,Rajasthan,UP, Bihar, WB,North-eastern states, Jharkhand,Odisha,Andhra, Telangana,Karnataka,TN, Puducherry,Andaman, Lakshadweep,Kerala, Karnataka, Goa,Maharashtra,Gujarat,MP, Chhattisgarh,will not give Maths retest."
He further added;
"I am amazed to see headlines in some news channels about confusion over retest. Out of 16 lakh students, more than 14 lakh students of Class X will not have to give retest in Maths. This is the final decision."
"As far as Delhi and Haryana, where a police investigation is on, retest for Class-X Maths will be conducted only if investigation points to large-scale leak. There should be no confusion."
So, class X students have to still wait for 15 more days for a decision on re-examination while all class XII students have to prepare for appearing in the Economics re-examination.