CBSE to re-conduct class X maths and class XII economics exams

Desiree Steele
March 29, 2018

In another case of a paper leak, Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) on Tuesday cancelled the Class 12 Mathematics after the reports of its alleged leak surfaced online.

For Class 12 students, the rescheduling means the exam dates will come too close to their college entrance tests. The board said in a statement on Wednesday, that it has taken cognisance of certain happenings in the conduct of examinations after which the decision is being taken.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced a re-examination on Wednesday in the Class X mathematics and Class XII economics papers following reports that they had been leaked.

The board had denied allegations of paper leak and called it the work of miscreants.

As per reports, the Math paper had a major chunk of questions from NCERT textbooks. The source of circulation of this information is not known yet. But, the reason for the re-conduction of class 10 mathematics exams are yet to be clarified by CBSE.

The board exam for the class 10th maths paper was held on 28th March, while for class 12th economics paper was held on 26th March.

Meanwhile, the school managements are saying there is no other way than conducting the exams again, though there is no role of the state in the issue as the paper was not leaked here. "When the board is conducting a national-level examination, how can they be so careless?"

According to media reports, Special Commissioner of Police R.P. Upadhayay said that the SIT team will be headed by by Joint Commissioner Alok Kumar and will also have other rank officers in the probe.

However, the board denied any leak.

"I am very disheartened with the paper leakage issue and none of the students in my daughter's class knew about the paper leak. All the seals (of packed question papers) have been found intact at all the exam centres", the Board said in its official statement.

People are expressing their disappointment with the Board and asking why should students who studied hard and wrote the exam be made to suffer. Investigation is underway and strict action will be taken.

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