CBSE paper leak: HRD ministry sets up 'high-powered' panel to examine board's exam conduct process

New Delhi: The HRD ministry has set up a "high-powered committee" to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class X mathematics and the Class XII economics papers.

The panel, headed by former HRD secretary VS Oberoi, will also suggest measures to make the process "secure and foolproof through the use of technology" and submit a report by 31 May to the ministry.

"The government had on Tuesday constituted a high-powered committee, comprising experts, under chairmanship of Oberoi, to examine the process of conducting CBSE exams and suggest measures to make it secure and foolproof through the use of technology," HRD school education secretary Anil Swarup, said.

 CBSE paper leak: HRD ministry sets up high-powered panel to examine boards exam conduct process

Students protesting over the alleged leak of CBSE Class X and Class XII papers. PTI

The development comes amid criticism over the conduct of CBSE exams, following reports of leaks.

The HRD Ministry had last week announced the re-examination of the CBSE Class XII economics paper on 25 April.

It had said the Class X mathematics re-test, if required, would be conducted only for the Delhi-NCR region and Haryana in July. However, on Tuesday it decided against conducting the latter.

The Delhi Police had registered two cases involving the leaks.

The first case, related to the leak of economics paper was lodged on 27 March, while the other pertaining to the leak of mathematics paper was lodged on 28 March, following a complaint by the CBSEs regional director.

The examinations for the Class X mathematics and Class XII economic papers had been held on 28 March and 26 March respectively.

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Updated Date: Apr 04, 2018 11:21:03 IST