New Delhi, Mar 31: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday cleared the air over CBSE class 10 maths board re-examination saying that not all will have to write the exam. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced the dates for the re-examination for CBSE Class 12 Economics papers and said that re-examination date of class 10 Maths exam was yet to be decided but would be announced within a fortnight.

On class 10 Maths re-exam, Education Secretary Anil Swarup said that the preliminary investigation revealed the paper was leaked in Haryana and Delhi and hence, the dates will be decided after a further probe. He added that if a re-examination is to be conducted, it will be held in these two states only. (Also Read: Question Papers Sold For Rs 16,000 a Night Before Exam)

“Regarding Class 10 re-examination, as the leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi and Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July,” Swarup said while addressing the media.

Prakash Javadekar Clear the Air Over Class 10 Maths Re-exam

Clearing the air over class 10 Maths re-exam dates for CBSE students, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar took to microblogging site Twitter and said that out of the 16 lakh CBSE board exam students, 14 lakh will not have to reappear for the class 10 Maths re-exam. He added he was surprised to see headlines in some news channels about the confusion over a re-test.

“As far as Delhi and Haryana, where police investigation is on, retest for Class 10 Maths will be conducted only if investigation points to large-scale leak. There should be no confusion, ” Javadekar wrote in one of the Twitter posts on CBSE re-examination confusion.

“I am amazed to see headlines in some news channels about confusion over retest. Out of 16 lakh students, more than 14 lakh students of Class X will not have to give retest in Maths. This is final decision,” Javadekar wrote in a Twitter post.

He added that a re-examination will be conducted in only Delhi and Haryana if the investigation, which is still on, points to a large-scale class 10 Maths question paper leak. Javadekar also mentioned the states where the class 10 students will not have to reappear for the maths re-exam.

Who All Will Have to Appear For Class 10 Maths Re-exam?

“Class-X students from J&K, Uttarakhand,Himachal,Punjab, Chandigarh,Rajasthan,UP, Bihar, WB, North-eastern states, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra, Telangana, Karnataka, TN, Puduchery, Andaman, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP and Chhattisgarh, will not give Maths re-test,” the minister wrote in the final tweet.

In the wake of the CBSE class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics paper leak on social media, the CBSE on Wednesday, March 28, announced that it would be re-conducting the examination of these two said papers. A probe is being conducted in the CBSE paper leak case. The Delhi Police on Friday, March 30, detained six students for questioning suspecting their roles in the question papers leak.