CBSE re-examination dates updates: Class 10 Mathematics re-test for Delhi NCR, Haryana in July if held; Class 12 economics paper on 25 April across India

An email sent to the Central Board of Secondary Education chief on the night before the Class 10 mathematics exam urged for cancellation for the paper.

FP Staff March 30, 2018 18:34:47 IST
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CBSE re-examination dates updates: Class 10 Mathematics re-test for Delhi NCR, Haryana in July if held; Class 12 economics paper on 25 April across India


11:45 (ist)

Perpetrators had sent hand-written answer sheet of the Economics paper to CBSE a day before the exams

According to reports, the perpetrators who leaked the Economics paper had sent the answer-sheet (which was hand-written) to the CBSE Academic Unit on Monday. The exam for the Economics paper was supposed to be held on Tuesday. 

What is important to note is why didn't the CBSE cancel the exams on Monday itself?


Mar 30, 2018 - 18:52 (IST)

Decision on delay in Class 10 exam results to be taken later: Education Secy

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:48 (IST)

Today's decision only for welfare of children; move on preventive, retributive action to be taken later

"Our immediate concern of the children who have suffered and this decision is in that context. We will nail the person who did this," Secretary education said.

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:44 (IST)

Best emergency measure taken in paucity of information: HRD ministry

This is not a perfect solution, in such a case there is no perfect solution possible. But we tried our best to limit the damage as much as possible. The information is limited and we are yet to ascertain what went wrong. Thus in such a situation, this decision was the best alternative we had. 

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:39 (IST)

Accept process was breached but action against guilty only after further probe: HRD ministry

HRD ministry secretary said that he admitted that there were problems in the process as well, but the fixation of blame is a process for a later time. The new processes and security measures will be implemented only in the next academic year. However, the situation at hand warranted that the future of Class 12 students should not be left in limbo, so the best possible solution was taken. 

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:29 (IST)

The email received on the night before did not contain leaked paper; decision to cancel exam taken after police probe: CBSE chief

CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal said that the email received the night before did not contain the leaked paper, so they did not take the decision to cancel the exam immediately. "However, the next day we received a lot of emails from students looking at which the police also decided that the papers indeed leaked the day before. This is why we took the decision for a retest only later," Karwal said. 

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:20 (IST)

Clarification on leak came only after exam was underway: Education secy

The HRD ministry secretary acknowledged that media reports stating that CBSE chief received an email at around 1.30 am on 28 March was true. He said that the chairperson did not check her email at 1 am but noticed the message at 8.55 am the next day. She intimated the controller of examination immediately, who went on to verify the details. 

The confirmation came back only after 10 am when exams at all centres were underway. It was a balanced solution that the board decided to take. Even at that time a re-exam would have to be announced but it would have created unsurmountable panic. 

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:12 (IST)

Class 10 exams to be rescheduled in July, if at all, in Delhi and Haryana regions only

The ministry said that since in the case of Class 10 students, it was possible to wait for a detailed enquiry, we have decided to take a final decision later. However, preliminary enquiry suggests that the leak affected papers only in Delhi and Haryana region only, so a retest, if at all needed will be held in that region only. 

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:08 (IST)

HRD ministry says Class 12 re-exam for economics to be held on 25 April

The HRD ministry has said that the re-examination for Class 12 economics paper will be held on 25 April. The decision was taken to not keep the students in limbo any longer as they have to take entrance tests as well. The Education secretary accepted that this was not a perfect solution but it was the most viable solution in the lack of a detailed probe. 

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:02 (IST)

We may not have the perfect solution, there are no perfect solution: HRD ministry

Mar 30, 2018 - 18:02 (IST)

HRD ministry press briefing begins

Latest update on CBSE re-examination dates: The CBSE failed to take action because of wealth of misleading information of paper leaks. But a probe is underway and the responsibility will surely be fixed, the secretary at Human resource Development ministry said.

Vociferous protests by students and Opposition leaders over the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) paper leak controversy continued on Friday. Amid the agitations, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar met examination body officials to seek resolution of the crisis.

Javadekar is expected to give some clarity on the date of re-examinations as the students remain in a fix. He is also expected to explain the reasons for the paper leak.

The Union HRD minister, who also addressed students at a hackathon in New Delhi on Friday, accepted that the exponential development in information and technology tools warrants an upgrade in the security mechanism of the exam bodies too, as he told students he understands their anguish and will take action to prevent such incidents in future.

Meanwhile, police investigation in the case revealed that around 10 WhatsApp groups were used to spread the leaked question papers and parents had paid as much as Rs 35,000 to buy the leaked question papers, NDTV reported.

The police has reportedly also asked Google for help to trace down the whistleblower, who alerted the CBSE days before the examinations were actually held, the news channel said.

While the police has refused to name any schools, coaching centres or individuals in the case and has not yet made any arrests, the CBSE already seems to have reached the conclusion that its officials were not at fault.

CNN-News18 reported that CBSE sources have ruled out the possibility of an insider hand. The sources are said to have claimed that exam superintendents, who are tasked with taking the exam papers to centres, may have been involved in the leak.

The police has, however, refused to comment on the specifics of the case. The Delhi Police crime branch has also questioned the controller of examinations, CBSE in the case.

All this while, the question remains as to why the CBSE did not take preventive action, or cancel examinations, despite a whistleblower sending exact inputs two days prior to the exam via e-mail and courier.

Meanwhile, protests raged on in the national capital and other parts of the country as students were still unclear over the dates of retest, and whether or not they will clash with their other entrance tests. A parents and teachers association in Mumbai has written to the CBSE and the home ministry claiming that the paper leak has not affected the examination process in the state of Maharashtra, and therefore the students there should not be compelled to take a retest.

The aggrieved parents and teachers have turned down offers of political parties to back their protests.

CBSE students protesting against the cancellation of their Class X Mathematics examination have rejected an offer of intervention made by the National Students' Union of India (NSUI), saying the Congress party's youth wing didn't consult them before formulating a memorandum.

Furthermore, Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed outside Prakash Javadekar's house in New Delhi.

An anonymous email sent to the CBSE chief on the night before the Class X Mathematics exam urged for cancellation for the paper stating that the question paper was leaked on WhatsApp, the second FIR filled in the CBSE exam paper leak has revealed.

CBSE reexamination dates updates Class 10 Mathematics retest for Delhi NCR Haryana in July if held Class 12 economics paper on 25 April across India

CBSE students protest over the alleged paper leak, at Jantar Mantar on Thursday. PTI

According to the FIR, a person named Dev Narayan had emailed CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal's official  ID at around 1.39 am on 28 March, urging her to cancel the exam. In the email, the FIR reveals, the sender stated that "the mathematics paper has been leaked today on WhatsApp, please cancel tomorrow Maths paper (sic)".

The email also contains 12 pages of jpg attachments comprising of hand-written question paper of mathematics, says the FIR, which News18 posted on its website. The maths exam took place on 28 March.

The police is also investigating the handwritten notes.

In the meanwhile, News18 quoted a source at the HRD ministry as saying on Friday that dates for the re-exam have not been fixed yet. Citing a source, the news channel said that the government is still gauging the extent of the paper leak and that it's still unsure if a leak indeed took place.

Karwal had broken her silence on the paper leak on Thursday, stating that fresh exams will be announced soon. She had said that the decision to conduct fresh exams were taken in the interest of students.

CBSE reexamination dates updates Class 10 Mathematics retest for Delhi NCR Haryana in July if held Class 12 economics paper on 25 April across India

CBSE second FIR in paper leak. source: News18

However, students across India are not happy with the decision, accusing the central board of negligence. Students protested outside Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Thursday and they were back on the streets on Friday as well.

The Class XII accountancy paper was also reportedly leaked on WhatsApp and social media, which prompted Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia to order a probe and lodge a complaint with the CBSE.

More than 28 lakh candidates appeared for the Class X and XII examinations conducted by the CBSE from 5 March.

A total of 16,38,428 candidates had registered for the Class X examination, while 11,86,306 candidates had registered for the Class XII examination.

With inputs from PTI

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