CBSE Class 10 Math Re-Exam Likely in July, in Delhi & Haryana Only
CBSE class 12 students will take their economics exam on 25 April.
In a surprise press conference on Friday, 30 March, Education Secretary Anil Swarup announced the dates for the retest of the two CBSE board exams – class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics.
Class 12 students will take their Economics exam on 25 April. However, the class 10 Math exam will only be held in Delhi and Haryana, as the exam papers were leaked in those two states only, Swarup said.
The investigation is still underway, he added, so the decision on the class 10 Math exam is yet to be made. As it stands, the re-exam, if at all happens, will take place in July.
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Regarding class 10 re-examination, as 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 the next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July.Anil Swarup, Education Secretary
He added that no re-examination of either class 10 Maths or class 12 Economics will take place for schools abroad.
Re-Examination After Paper Leaks
The CBSE on 28 March had announced re-examination of the said subjects in the wake of reports claiming paper leaks.
The Delhi Police is currently probing the alleged paper leak in the Class 12 economics exam, after filing an FIR with respect to the case.
Reports about the question paper being leaked had circulated on social media – several hours before the paper commenced. The CBSE, however, had denied any leak and urged students and parents not to panic.
The CBSE’s circular announcing the retest had taken students across the country by surprise, with many resisting the announcement.
Meanwhile, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government was conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers had been leaked.
He said he was "saddened" by reports that the papers had leaked. He asserted that he was confident that the police would investigate and nab the culprits.
A new system would be put in place from Monday to ensure no leaks take place, Javadekar said.
According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too spoke to Javadekar – and conveyed his unhappiness over the CBSE examination paper leak issue. "This is an issue which is very important for him," he said.
A total of 11.86 lakh students have taken the class 12 board exams this year, while 16.38 class 10 students sat for the exam.
(With ANI and PTI inputs)
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