New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) The Class 12 Hindi (Elective) and Political Science papers being circulated on the social media were fake or previous year question paper , the CBSE said today as it urged the people not to spread rumours regarding the papers.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is scheduled to hold the Class 12th Hindi (Elective) and Political Science examinations on April 2 and April 6 respectively.

…a fake question paper of Class XII – Hindi (Elective) (enclosed) is being circulated on social media i.e. WhatsApp, YouTube etc.,” the CBSE said in a release.

In another release, it said a question paper of Political Science, which was being circulated on social media through a YouTube link, was verified to be an “earlier year’s question paper”.

The CBSE said that the question papers circulating on these social media platforms were either of a previous year or fake.

Students are hereby alerted not to believe or subscribe to any such sites, the board said, adding it is requested not to circulate the news about these fake papers, so that the students and other stakeholders are not misled .

The board also enclosed the fake Hindi paper and previous year’s Political Science papers with its releases.

Yesterday, School Education Secretary Anil Swarup had said that the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 economics paper would be held on April 25, while the Class 10 mathematics re-test, if required, would be conducted only for Delhi-NCR and Haryana in July.

The announcement had come after the board received complaints that the question papers for the two subjects were leaked.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.