A day after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) denied that the class 12 Economics exam papers had been leaked, it has now been confirmed that the exam will be conducted again.
The CBSE has now also blamed a Delhi coaching center for the leak, reported CNN.
- Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar spoke about the leak and said that he too is worried about it.
- "I also could not sleep, I am also a parent," ANI quoted him as saying.
This is a very unfortunate development, I understand the pain the parents and students have to go through. Whoever is involved in the paper leak will not be spared, police will soon arrest the culprits: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar #CBSEPaperLeak pic.twitter.com/Aj6Y73rObJ— ANI (@ANI) March 29, 2018
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has now taken a dig at the BJP government and asked how many more leaks should the nation deal with.
- Even though CBSE said that it received no information on the leak, the CBSE chief herself is said to have received a copy of the leaked math paper.
- The class 10 math exam was scheduled for Wednesday and the paper reached the CBSE office Tuesday evening, reported the Times of India. Questions are now being raised on if CBSE should have been more cautious and canceled the exams, instead of announcing a retest now.
- The Delhi police are conducting raids at several locations and the mastermind of the leak is said to be from the Mianwali area, reported India Today.
- Students have also said that they will protest against the leak and the retest.
- The protest will be held at Jantar Mantar 10 am onwards.
- A circular has been doing the rounds on social media where students have invited their peers to join the protest.
- The students have also received the support of actor Farhan Akhtar who tweeted: "Feel terrible for all students who have to re-sit their exams for no fault of their own. So unfair and unfortunate. Wish them strength to get through this time."
- The CBSE said that the class 12 economics exam will be held within a week.
- It has also said that the students who appeared for the class 10 Math exams will also have to take a re-test.
- Students from all the regions will be required to take the exam.
- The Economics exam was held March 26, whereas the Math exam was conducted Wednesday, March 28.
- "The Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the view to upholding the sanctity of the Board examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the Board has decided to re-conduct the examinations in the subjects," the CBSE said in a statement.
- On Tuesday, the CBSE had said that it had checked all the exam centers and had not received complaints of a paper leak from any center.