Re-examination in favour of students: CBSE chief

In a circular, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that dates for the re-examination would be posted on its website within a week. The CBSE, however, denied there was a leak.

"The decision in this regard will be taken in the next 15 days", education secretary said. The complaint also named two schools in Rajinder Nagar regarding their involvement in the alleged leak.

Earlier in the day, scores of students also demonstrated outside the CBSE headquarters, asking for an early resolution to their problems.

How did the question paper leaked?

According to the reporters a dozen mobile phones belonging to these people have also been seized by the police.

Although dates of re-tests have not been announced yet, teachers claimed that they have asked parents and students to be prepared for delay in schedules.

"I can assure you that the culprits behind the leak won't be spared. After we get these details, we will try to find out how the leak happened", the crime branch official said.

Meanwhile, the Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javedkar speculated that the leak could be an organised crime by a group.

A day before the mathematics paper was scheduled, the board had received an e-mail informing them about the leak. Examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 started on March 5.

The CBSE, which has announced that it will conduct re-exams of the leaked paper, has brought their worst nightmare come true.

Hundreds of students gathered to protest against the re-examination on Thursday at Jantar Mantar. "The question papers are different for students appearing for the CBSE examinations outside India", he said. He said that the matter would be thoroughly probed as it has "stained" the reputation of the CBSE, which is known for conducting examinations fairly.

R.K. Chaturvedi was appointed to the post in July 2017, whereas Anita Karwal, who earlier served as the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat, was appointed to the post in August a year ago. He should take responsibility and answer.

The leak of Class-10 Math and Class-12 Economics paper was first detected in the national capital.

  • Leroy Wright