CBSE will conduct Class 12 Economics paper on April 25. The Board’s Secretary said today while addressing the media. He further said, they might conduct Class 10 Maths paper for students from Haryana and Delhi only. If they plan so, it be held only in July. However, the dates for the same has not been announced yet.
The sources suggest that the exams will be held just after all tests get over which means, class 10 exams after April 4 and Class 12 Economics paper after April 12.
The Economics paper was held on Tuesday while the Maths paper was conducted on Wednesday. The paper leak rumours were buzzing all over the social media, much before the two papers were conducted. However, the CBSE has been denying the reports. It was only on Wednesday that the Board decided to re-conduct the exams.
The Board stated — CBSE decided today to reconduct the Mathematics paper of class X in view of the information received about the likelihood of the Exam having been compromised. The board also took a view that looking to the circumstances that arose during the conduct of Economics paper of class XII, the Economics paper would also be reconducted.
CBSE has already filed a complaint with the Delhi Police. There are two cases – in the first case, the Board received a complaint through fax on March 23, alleging that a tutor at Rajinder Nagar was involved in the paper leak. It also named two schools in Rajinder Nagar. Later, the CBSE approached the Crime Branch with another complaint on March 26 evening.
“Children of various Delhi schools shared question papers on Whatsapp before exams. 11 school children, seven college, five tutors and two private persons have been questioned till now.” Special Commissioner of Police RP Upadhyay also told reporters on March 29 that police is trying to trace the trail of the alleged paper leak. “We have no information that this leakage is pan-India but if such a thing emerges, we will send teams outside Delhi,” Upadhyay told PTI.
As per the FIR, the CBSE chairman had received a mail on his official email ID at 1.39 am on March 28, just hours before the students were set to take the exams in the morning. “The e-mail contained 12 JPG attachments of handwritten question papers for Mathematics. The sender claimed that the Mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp. He also requested: ‘please cancel tomorrow Maths paper’,” states the FIR, lodged the same day, after the CBSE sent a complaint to the Delhi Police Crime Branch.
The CBSE has also instituted an internal inquiry into the matter with a view to secure all future exams.
Since then, students and politicians have been criticising the Board for its move. While the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar assured that