In a major development, Union Education Secretary Anil Swarup has announced today that the Class 12 re-exam for the economics paper will be held on April 25.
However, the decision on the re-exam for the Class 10 Mathematics paper will be announced later.
"Regarding Class 10th re-examination, as the leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi and Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July," he said.
There will be no re-examination for NRI students, the secretary added. “Our information is that there is no lead outside India, so there will be no exams outside India,” Swarup said.
“After Class 12, children would apply in universities. Therefore, there is a difference in the decisions for Class 10 and Class 12,” he said.
The secretary also said the idea of holding the press briefing was to see how the problems of the children can be sorted.
Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced a retest of the two papers this week following reports that the papers were leaked. The board issued a circular informing about the re-examination and said dates and other details for it would be posted on the board’s website.
Meanwhile, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Government is conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics papers had been leaked.
“A new system would be put in place from Monday to ensure no leaks take place and the Government would ensure that there is no injustice,” Javadekar said.
The Delhi Crime Branch has written to Google for details of the e-mail address from where the CBSE chairperson was sent a mail on the Class 10 Mathematics paper being leaked, police officials said.
The board's chairperson Anita Karwal had received the e-mail a day before the Mathematics exam, which was held on March 28, they said.
The e-mail contains images of 12 pages of handwritten question papers, which were posted on WhatsApp groups, they said.
The Delhi Police had registered separate cases on March 27 and March 28, respectively, to probe the leak of the Class 12 Economics paper and Class 10 Mathematics paper, following a complaint by the regional director of the CBSE.
The cases were registered on charges of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy.
In the complaint pertaining to the Mathematics paper, the board has said that a day before the exam, an e-mail was received on the CBSE chairperson's official ID informing about the leak, the officials said.