After reports of paper leak, the Central Board for Secondary Examination (CBSE) has announced that the Class XII Economics and Class X Mathematics paper will be re-conducted.
It is being reported that the date of fresh examinations and other related details will be displayed on the CBSE website within a week.
CBSE to reconduct examination
The decision to re-conduct examination for class X mathematics paper and the class XII economics paper came after it was reported that these papers were leaked.
The class X Mathematics examination was held on March 28. However, sources say that the paper was leaked on social media on the night of March 27, as reported by India Today.
On the other hand, the class XII economics which was conducted on March 26, the paper of the same was leaked on the night of March 25.
Class XII economics paper leak
It was alleged that the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) class XII economics paper was leaked ahead of the examination which was held on March 26.
It was reported that the question paper was circulated through social media and WhatsApp.
CBSE had however earlier denied the claims saying that they have checked with all the examination centres and that there was no paper leak.
The Logical Indian spoke to one of the students who appeared for the examination. He said, “The students are required to enter the examination hall in advance after which the answer sheets are distributed at around 10 am. However, group of students entered the Examination hall almost 7-8 minutes later. One of my classmates later revealed to me that the paper was leaked at around 9:30 am.”
Screenshot of Question Paper being shared over WhatsApp
The student added, “Later, I received a screenshot of the message from my classmate having the same questions as that of the question paper. My classmate had received this message at the night of March 25, one day before the examination.”
Handwritten Question Paper Received on March 25
The Times of India had also reported that a handwritten economics paper was received on the teachers group on WhatsApp on March 25, however, it was believed to be just another sample paper designed for students’ practice. The teachers were shocked to find the same questions in the examination paper on March 26.
Denying claims of paper leak, a senior CBSE official had earlier said, “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 sanctity of the examination.”
Delhi government had received complaints of class XII CBSE accountancy paper being leaked on March 15 after which a probe conducted. CBSE denied the claims even then. The board had said, “There has been no leakage of the question paper. All the seals have been found intact at all exam centres. However, at local level, some miscreants may have circulated messages through WhatsApp and other social media platforms to hurt the sanctity of the exam.”