CBSE announces re-examination of Class 12th Eco and Class 10th Maths paper
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will re-conduct the board examination for class 10 mathematics and class 12 Economics subjects. In an unprecedented move, CBSE has canceled the CBSE Class 10th Mathematics and Class 12th Economics paper conducted for the board examinations 2018. The board would be re-conducting the examination and sharing the re-examination schedule within this week.
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Prakash Javadekar addressed a press conference in Delhi about CBSE paper leak. He assured that the board will ensure that any incident of paper leak will be prevented in future. HE also said that the HRD Ministry has also commissioned an internal inquiry into the paper leak issue. He also said that strict action will be taken against those who are involved in the paper leak matter.
CBSE had conducted Economics board exam on March 26, 2018. It was alleged that a hand written question paper had been doing rounds on the messaging service WhatsApp a day prior to the exam. On the date of the exam, teachers were stunned to find that the paper being circulated had same questions as in the actual question paper.
Students have been alleging paper leak since the board exams started on March 5. While, the board had denied allegations of any paper leak and had called it the work of miscreants, the decision for re-examination does affirm that there had been a lapse on part of the board to ensure a fair examination.
"With the view to uphold 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," CBSE notification published on the official website said.