The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it will be reconducting Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Mathematics exam in order to appear clean on the controversy of papers being leaked. The Economics exam was held on 27 March (Tuesday) while Maths exam was held on March 28 (Wednesday). According to sources, the Maths exam was leaked just a night before and it matched with the original one. On Monday, CBSE had denied reports of Economics paper being leaked. One senior official 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 students and parents to not to panic and assure them that the board is doing its best to ensure the sanctity of the examination.CBSE has also issued a notice to reconduct the examination which is as follows: The full text of the notice by CBSE is hereunder:
Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With a view to uphold the sanctity of the Board Examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the board has decided to reconduct the examinations in the following subjects.Dates for fresh examinations and the other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week.Earlier, there were reports that Class 12 Accountants paper was also leaked on Whatsapp but CBSE had denied the reports saying that some miscreants were spreading rumors. Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also raised the issue saying that the questions which were circulated on Social Media were same as the set 2 of the Accountancy paper. He has assured to take a strict action against the paper leak. More than 28 Lakh students are appearing on the boards this year, out of which a total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for Class 10 examinations while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for Class 12 examinations. The date for fresh examinations will be uploaded on CBSE website within a week. However, CBSE is yet to clarify that whether re-examination will be held only for Delhi or in other regions as well, as there were reports that the papers had been leaked in other regions. Well, this is not the first time that CBSE question papers have been leaked. In 2006, Police had found leaked question papers in Panipat while it was searching for Varanasi Bomb Blast suspects. In 2011, question papers of Class 12 Science and Mathematics were leaked and 3 persons were arrested.