CBSE announces re-exam dates of Class 12 Economics, Class 10 Maths
New Delhi: The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday announced that the re-exam of Class 12 Economics will be held on April 25, while the Class 10 Mathematics re-examination will be carried out in July, but only in New Delhi and Haryana.
The board, however, is yet to confirm the date of Class 10 Mathematics examination.
Anil Swarup, Secretary School Education in Union Human Resources Development Ministry, said the CBSE Class 10 mathematics question paper was leaked only in Delhi and Haryana as there was no evidence that it was a pan-India affair.
"The leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in these states in July. A decision will be taken on this in the next 15 days," Swarup told reporters.
He said the Class 12 economics re-exam will be held on April 25. But there will be no fresh test outside of India.
Earlier on Wednesday, the CBSE declared that it will re-conduct examination of the maths and economics papers for Class X and Class XII, respectively, following the leak of question papers.
"The CBSE has decided to re-conduct the examination to uphold the sanctity of board examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students," said CBSE in an official statement.
The new dates for the examinations and other details will be hosted on the CBSE website within a week.
The CBSE held the exam for the Class XII Economics paper on Monday and the Class X Maths paper on Wednesday.
The board move comes after a handwritten note with the same questions as the CBSE question papers was found circulating on social media message application days before the exams in these papers were conducted.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had admitted to the paper leak and said a special team of the Delhi Police is investigating.
He had said a gang is responsible for the paper leak and assured of a better mechanism to prevent more leaks from Monday onwards.
"The CBSE will issue the new dates for the re-examination very soon. We are devising a new system from Monday which will be leak-proof," Javadekar had said.
"I have full confidence that police will apprehend the criminals. We will not let injustice happen to anyone… we are saddened by whatever has happened," he had said, adding that an internal investigation is also underway to trace the source of the leak.