Quoting a report submitted by a committee of subject experts on CBSE’s Mathematics question paper of class X this year, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said that the paper though was tough, it was as per the syllabus. She said the reports have found out that the paper was tough in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
Irani in her reply said, “CBSE had placed the matter before committee of subject experts who concluded that the question papers were based on the curriculum, syllabus and sample question papers prescribed by the Board.” Further, referring to the newspaper reports to alleged leakage of Class XII question papers, Irani in her reply said, “There have been newspaper reports on the issue during the Board exam of 2016. A committee of subject experts was constituted to enquire into this issue, and the committee concluded that there was no leakage of question paper.” The CBSE had earlier quashed these reports of leakage of Class XII mathematics examination to be baseless sand bogus.
Irani in her statement further clarified the stand of CBSE over the reports by saying, “CBSE would like to assert that the reports are baseless. There has been no such leakage of question paper of any kind but only two questions matched with only one question paper set. But that is a co-incidence as these two questions are also from the NCERT textbook.” The news reports mentioned that in Ranchi and Dhanbad the class XII mathematics paper was available on WhatsApp at the day of the examination and touts were selling a set of 51 questions and their respective answers in front of the examination centers.