The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has today announced that it will not re-conduct the examination of class 10 Maths paper. The HRD Ministry had last week announced that the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 economics paper would be held on April 25, while the Class 10 mathematics re-test, if required, would be conducted only for Delhi-NCR and Haryana in July. "Consequent to a preliminary evaluation of the impact of the reportedly leaked CBSE class 10 maths paper & keeping in mind the paramount interest of students, the CBSE has decided not to conduct a re-examination, even in the states of Delhi NCR and Haryana. Hence, no re-exam for class 10," Education Secretary, Anil Swarup said.
Yesterday, the Delhi High Court agreed to hear a plea for a court-monitored probe into the recent leaks of the Maths and Economics CBSE exam papers of class 10 and 12, respectively. The plea was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which agreed to hear it today. The petition, moved by NGO Social Jurist, has sought that the class 10 Maths exam be held in April, rather than July as proposed by the authorities. Apart from that, the petition filed by advocate Ashok Agarwal has sought that liberal marks be awarded to the students in the Maths and Economics re-examination.
The HRD Ministry had also advised the students and parents not to rely on rumours and to report to the CBSE if they come across any "hoax leaked papers" floated on social media. "After the arrest of some miscreants and suspension of a CBSE official, all efforts are being made to ensure smooth conduct of CBSE exam today. Students and parents are advised not to rely on rumours. In the past, a number of hoax leaked papers have been floated. Inform CBSE helpline," School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said.
Amid a nationwide outrage over the CBSE paper leaks, the HRD ministry had suspended one board official and initiated a probe even as the Delhi Police's Crime Branch arrested three persons, including two teachers of a private school, for their alleged involvement in the leak of Class 12 economics paper. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had already issued public notices alerting about fake question papers of Hindi Elective, Sanskrit and Political Science, which were circulating on social media, saying they were indicating "hoax leaks". The announcement had come after the board received complaints that the question papers for the two subjects were leaked.