CBSE re-exam: Class 12 Eco on Apr 25, 10th Maths likely in Delhi, Haryana

CBSE re-exam: Class 12 Eco on Apr 25, 10th Maths likely in Delhi, Haryana

New Delhi, Mar 30: Amid outrage over leak of CBSE question papers, the Government on Friday said re-examination of class 10 Mathematics paper will be held only in Delhi, NCR and Haryana, “if at all”, while fresh class 12 examination for Economics will be conducted on April 25.

Anil Swarup, Secretary, School Education in Union HRD Ministry, said the CBSE class 10 mathematics question paper was leaked only in Delhi and Haryana as there was no evidence that it was a pan-India affair.

“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,” Swarup told reporters. He said the class 12 economics re-exam will be held on April 25. But there will be no fresh test outside of India.

The details of the re-test were announced by the HRD Ministry amid continuing widespread outrage over the paper leak issue with the opposition blaming the Govt for causing agony to the students and their parents.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, in a series of tweets, said, “In the larger interest of academics & students the sensitive govt has taken a decision not to have nationwide retest in Maths for class 10th”.

“The test will be held in Delhi, Haryana after final inputs from police and that too if needed it will be held in July. In the interest of students of 12th class, so that they will not be hampered in their future career, their economics retest will happen on 25th April. So now no confusion .All the best,” he said.

A first information report (FIR) has earlier revealed that the Central Board of Secondary Education had received an e-mail on March 28 at 1.40 am with 12 images of the CBSE class 10 mathematics paper but the CBSE completely ignored the tip-off sent by a person yet to be identified, according to media reports.

The CBSE leaked paper, which was even circulated on social media application WhatsApp was initial sold off for Rs 35,000, but the prices later dropped to Rs 5,000, according to media reports. It is alleged that 1,000 students in Delhi may have accessed the paper.

The Delhi Police has written to Google to share details of the ID from which the CBSE chairperson was sent the e-mail about the paper being leaked, the police officials said.

“The papers (economics and mathematics) were shared on over 10 WhatsApp groups, comprising 50-60 members. These groups have been identified. Four numbers that the CBSE mentioned in their complaints were used to circulate the class 12 economics paper. The numbers were of tutors,” an official privy to the probe said.

The police questioned 45 people since yesterday including the administrators of the 10 WhatsApp groups, a coaching centre’s owner, 18 students and some tutors, in connection with the CBSE paper leak case, he said.

The questioning in the case is taking place at two Crime Branch offices. There has been no breakthrough in determining the point of origin of the alleged leak of papers.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising two deputy commissioners of police, four assistant commissioners of police and five inspectors has been set up to investigate the matter. The team is being supervised by the joint commissioner of police (crime). (Agencies)

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