CBSE Files FIR Against Fake Reports of Class 10, 12 Paper Leaks

CBSE, that is conducting Class 10, 12 examinations, filed an FIR after rumours of exam paper leaks resurfaced.

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CBSE, that is currently conducting Class 10 and 12 examinations, filed an FIR after rumours of the exam paper leaking kept resurfacing.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday, 6 March, filed an FIR with the Delhi Police, requesting them to “take strict action against the menace of fake news about CBSE exam paper leaks.”

The Board, that is currently conducting Class 10 and 12 examinations, took the step after rumours of paper leaks kept resurfacing, ANI reported.

Rama Sharma, the Board's SPRO, said: “CBSE requests Delhi Police to take suitable and strict action against the menace of fake news about CBSE exam paper leaks. FIR has been filed today in this connection.”

The Delhi Police also confirmed that they had received the complaint filed by CBSE to “take legal action against persons posting fake videos on internet about leakage of CBSE question papers, which is spreading panic amongst students.”


In addition to the FIR lodged with Delhi Police on 6 March, CBSE filed another complaint on 7 March after locating more videos on YouTube “falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers.”

This comes a year after CBSE was embroiled in a controversy after question papers – Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics – were leaked ahead of the board exams.

This had forced CBSE to conduct the economics paper again for all students.

This year around, as reported by Financial Express, CBSE has taken extra precautions to plug paper leaks.

The Board has set up monitoring of confidential material and live web streaming from examination centres, time-based tracking as well as geo-tagging, the report said.

The Board had also flagged several fake papers on YouTube and other social media platforms.

A total of 213 cheating cases were reported during the Class 10 and 12 Board examinations for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2018, with the maximum number of such instances (84) reported from Guwahati, according to The Times of India.

To curb instances of cheating this year, the Board had reportedly adopted advanced security measures, and planned counselling sessions for students and parents on the importance of clearing exams ethically.

(With inputs from ANI, Financial Express, The Times of India)

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