New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will re-conduct the Class 12 Economics paper on April 25, 2018. The CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper will be re-conducted in the month of July, Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on Friday.
Swarup also said that Class 10 re-examination if at all is held will be only for the students of Delhi and Haryana as the paper leaks were limited to only these two regions.
“If at all the Class 10 Mathematics paper is re-conducted, it will be held only in July,” said Swarup without giving details of the dates but added that the final decision for Class 10 re-examination will be taken in the next 15 days.
Swarup also said that if a decision is taken to re-conduct the Class X Maths paper, it will be only for students of Delhi and Haryana. “As leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will be only in Delhi and Haryana”, said Swarup at a press conference in the national capital.
The CBSE had on Wednesday announced that it has taken cognizance of paper leaks of certain exams and hence has decided to re-conduct the Class 12 Economics (Code 030) and Class 10 Mathematics (Code 041).
“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 of Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Mathematics,” a CBSE statement said.
While announcing the re-exams, the CBSE had also said that it will declare the dates of the re-exams within a week. It was hence expected that the re-exam dates will be made public on Monday or Tuesday. The re-exam dates were however announced not only earlier than expected but also by the Education Secretary, and not the CBSE. The CBSE normally makes such announcement through notification published on its website. The CBSE website however does not have any notification regarding the re-exam date so far.
The 2018 Class 12 and Class 10 board exams started on March 05. The CBSE Class XII exam is still underway and will end on April 12, 2018 with HOME SCIENCE as the last paper. The CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper was held on Wednesday whereas the Class 12 Economics paper was held on March 26.
The CBSE 2018 Class 10 and Class 12 exams have been marred by reports of paper leaks. Earlier, there were also reports that CBSE Class 12 Accountancy paper was leaked and circulated on social media. The leak was confirmed by Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister. The CBSE however rejected all reports claiming the leak.
The CBSE decision had prompted protest from students and parents. The matter also took political turn with Congress, CPI (M) and other parties while slamming the Modi government termed the incident of paper leaks gross failure of the government.
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