CBSE re-test 2018 protest LIVE updates: Exam date announced for Class 12 re-exam

Calling it a sheer wastage of time, efforts, money and paper, the students and teachers are demanding an explanation from CBSE and want the culprit behind the entire fiasco to be booked and arrested.

cbse, cbse.nic.in, cbse students protest Students protest over the alleged paper leak near Jantar Mantar

With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announcing re-examination to be conducted across the country for Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics papers, about 20 lakh students are stunned. The rumours for the paper leaks were doing the rounds on social media and many media houses too reported this, however, till Tuesday, CBSE has been denying.

While the CBSE did not use the ‘leak’ word, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said it had “taken serious cognizance of the leak” and a police investigation had been ordered. In a press statement, the board merely said this was being done to “uphold the sanctity of the board examination and in the interest of fairness to students”, and “taking cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of examinations”.

CBSE conducted Class 10 Mathematics paper on Wednesday where nearly 16.38 lakh students appeared. In the Economics paper held on Monday, a total of 11,86,306 students have registered for the Class 12 examination, the exact figure on how many sat for the Economics exam — a compulsory subject — was not available.

Many students are protesting outside the CBSE office, Preet Vihar, New Delhi. Here are the LIVE updates

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  1. 6:39PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Addressing media, Anil Swaroop, said that there had been no paper leak outside of India and hence no re-examination will be held at exam centres situated outside India.

  2. 6:33PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Secretary Education, Anil Swarup said as leak was restricted only to Delhi and Haryana, class 10 re-examination, if conducted, will only be held in these two states in July. A decision regarding the same will be taken in next 15 days.

  3. 6:06PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on CBSE Class XII & X paper leaks, requests him to convene a day-long brain storming session of education minsters so that similar incidents do not happen in the future.

     
  4. 6:02PM
    30 Mar, 18
  5. 5:13PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has received a request from Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, to organise a day-long brain storming session of education minsters, in order to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

  6. 4:53PM
    30 Mar, 18
  7. 3:59PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Speaking to reporters, Delhi’s Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) R P Upadhyay said, “Currently, the investigation is based in Delhi. We have no information that this leakage is pan-India.”

  8. 3:21PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Students are signing a petition against re-exam on change.org. They are urging that grades should be given to them and re-test to be held in Delhi region.

  9. 2:54PM
    30 Mar, 18

    A K Jha, principal of Sarvodaya Co-Ed Vidyalaya Sector 8 Rohini, said, “It is not just these two papers which have leaked. The same thing happened with accountancy and chemistry papers; I don’t know why the CBSE is not acknowledging it.”

  10. 2:40PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Amid all the chaos, a name that has come up is that of Vicky, a Delhi University commerce graduate who has been running a coaching centre in Rajinder Nagar since 1994. He has been questioned by the crime branch as his name figured in the first FIR.

  11. 2:29PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Congress leaders demand the resignation of Prakash Javadekar and HRD Minister

  12. 2:18PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Raj Thackeray: Delhi Police Crime Branch identifies over 10 WhatsApp groups, each having 50-60 members. Investigation & questioning underwayIt's the failure of Govt, without accepting it, why do they want students to re-appear for exam? I request to the parents throughout the country, don't let your child sit for re-examination in any condition.

  13. 2:06PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Delhi Police Crime Branch identifies over 10 WhatsApp groups, each having 50-60 members. Investigation & questioning underway

  14. 1:49PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Six students from Jharkhand were detained by the police for questioning for their alleged role in the CBSE paper leak, says a ANI report. The students were held in Chatra's Sadar Police Station area, raising questions on how many students actually received the leaked CBSE paper.

  15. 12:35PM
    30 Mar, 18

    Sources suggested that the exams would be held just after all the tests get over which means the Class X maths exam would be held after April 4 and Class XII economics after April 12.

  16. 11:59AM
    30 Mar, 18

    There are 4,453 centres that hold Class X exams and 4,138 centres that conduct Class XII exams. In Delhi, there are 744 centres for Class X and 733 centres for Class XII.

  17. 6:10PM
    29 Mar, 18

    The Delhi unit of All India Democratic Students' Organisation today demanded a high-level probe into the CBSE question paper leak case, and said it showed the board's "utter negligence" in conducting examinations fairly.

  18. 5:53PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Goa Congress' outgoing president Shantaram Naik today demanded sacking of CBSE chairman in connection with paper leaks and handing over the matter to the CBI for investigation.

  19. 5:46PM
    29 Mar, 18

    “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 that police is trying to trace the trail of the alleged paper leak

  20. 5:39PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Alleging that the 'exam mafia' was being encouraged under the Modi Government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that exam leaks destroy the hopes and future of millions of students and warned that "this is just a beginning".

  21. 5:22PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Prakash Javadekar said being a sensible parent, he could not sleep last night. “We must make all efforts to ensure that this exam go really without any breach though culprits may be using newer ways and methods,” he said.

  22. 5:09PM
    29 Mar, 18

    The CBSE is expected to announce on Monday or Tuesday the next date of re-examination for Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today, in the wake of paper leaks.

  23. 4:41PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Rahul, a Class 12 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, said, "All the papers were available a day before the exams. Our friends had offered to sell the papers for Rs 2,000 but we did not believe them. After we appeared for the exam, we did realise that the papers were exactly the same that were being circulated among various groups. If a re-examination has to happen, it should be for all the subjects."

  24. 4:36PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Students in Ludhiana, Punjab protests over the alleged paper leak

  25. 4:13PM
    29 Mar, 18

    RP Upadhyay, Special CP, Delhi Police said: Two cases registered and SIT has been formed for investigation. A total of 25 people have been questioned so far. Both the papers were leaked on WhatsApp a day before the exam. No person has been arrested so far

  26. 4:07PM
    29 Mar, 18

    RP Upadhyay, Special CP, Delhi Police has said: Two cases registered and SIT has been formed for investigation. A total of 25 people have been questioned so far. Both the papers were leaked on WhatsApp a day before the exam. No person has been arrested so far

  27. 3:49PM
    29 Mar, 18

    The owner of the coaching centre, a Delhi University passout, used to teach mathematics and economics. He is one of the main suspects, said an official privy to the probe.

  28. 3:35PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Holding placards, with slogans like 'Stop playing hit and trial with our lives' and 'It's not the students who need a retest, it's the system', the students rued how they have been left "traumatised" after hearing the news of re-examination.

  29. 3:20PM
    29 Mar, 18

    CBSE had earlier denied allegations that the Accountancy and Economics papers had been leaked. With parents and students anxious, sources said the examinations will be held “at the earliest”, and “three options are being explored” to hold the exam.

  30. 2:26PM
    29 Mar, 18

    CBSE is expected to release the exam dates for Class 10 Maths paper and Class 12 Economics paper by the next week. 

  31. 2:13PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Addressing the media today, Javadekar said that this is an unfortunate development and being a perent, he understands the pain of the students and their parents have to go through. "Whoever is involved in the paper leak will not be spared, police will soon arrest the culprits," said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

  32. 1:38PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Meanwhile, the Congress leaders are demanding resignation of Prakash Javadekar and CBSE chief

  33. 1:24PM
    29 Mar, 18

    CBSE in a complaint to Delhi Police says it received a fax on March 23 naming a person from Rajinder Nagar behind CBSE paper leak. This person, as per the complaint, runs a coaching institute.

  34. 1:18PM
    29 Mar, 18
    Internal inquiry underway, guilty won't be spared: Prakash Javadekar

    During a cabinet briefing in New Delhi, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar described the paper leak incident as 'unfortunate'.

    Javadekar expressed confidence that the guilty would not be spared.  'I can understand the pain of parents and students,' he said. 

    Javedekar added that an internal inquiry has been constituted. 'We instituted an internal inquiry. I am also a sensible parent. We must ensure that this exam goes without any hitch..,' he told reporters. 

    He said that CBSE will declare the date of the re-examination soon. 'Appeal to everybody that CBSE will declare what is the next stop in a couple of days...probably Monday or Tuesday.'

  35. 12:58PM
    29 Mar, 18

    Biswajit Saha, Additional Director (Vocational Training), CBSE, said: “From yesterday night, there were pictures of Mathematics questions, which were received on the CBSE chairperson’s email ID. When we checked, we found that those questions were matching with the paper and seemed to be correct. That is why the board decided to hold a re-examination.”

    On the Economics paper, Saha said, “Through our different agencies, we were informed. Then we investigated the matter and found certain chances of leakage."