The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday announced that it would not re-conduct the re-examination of class 10 Maths paper. The board had earlier announced re-examination of CBSE class 10 Maths and class 12 Economics papers on March 28 after the papers allegedly got leaked on social media. Soon after the announcement, the students launched a protest in front of the CBSE office and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar’s residence demanding either rollback of the announcement or re-examination of all the papers.Also Read - CBSE Term 2: Board To Conduct Class 10 Hindi Exam Tomorrow: Marking Scheme, Sample Paper Here
On March 30, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar cleared all the confusion regarding class 10 Maths re-examination. “Out of 16 lakh students, more than 14 lakh students of Class 10 will not have to give retest in Maths. This is the final decision.” In another Tweet, he wrote, “As far as Delhi and Haryana, where the police investigation is on, retest for Class-X Maths will be conducted only if investigation points to large-scale leak. There should be no confusion.” (Also Read: No Class 10 Maths Re-examination, Decides CBSE: Report) Also Read - Hoax Bomb Threat E-Mails Trigger Panic Among Students In Bhopal Schools
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CBSE Re-examination 2018: Major Developments
1. The question paper of CBSE Class 10 Maths exam, held on March 26, and CBSE Class 12 Economics, held on March 28, were leaked on the social media an hour before the examination.
2. On March 28, the board announced the re-examination of both the papers. Soon after the announcement, the students started protesting.
3. As per as the reports, the leaked CBSE paper, circulated on WhatsApp, was initially sold for Rs 35,000. But after some time, the prices dropped to Rs 5,000. It is suspected that around 1,000 students in Delhi may have read the paper.
4. For the investigation, the Delhi Police has sent three teams to schools, exam centres, and residences of students in outer Delhi.
5. On Sunday, April 1, the Delhi Police arrested two teachers and one coaching centre owner from Delhi’s Bawana for their involvement in the CBSE paper leak case. The three-accused identified as Rohit and Rishabh, teachers at Mother Khazani Convent school. And Taqueer Ahmed Hasan, tutor of Bawana coaching centre. (Also Read: 15 CCTVs of Bawana Exam Centre, From Where Economics Paper Got Leaked, Didn’t Work)
6. According to reports, the Human Resource Development Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup said that the CBSE official K. S. Rana has been suspended as well. He wrote on Twitter, “On HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar’s direction for swift action against culprits, the CBSE has suspended K. S. Rana, who was found lax in supervising examination centre 0859 with immediate effect. A formal inquiry has been instituted.”
7. The government have also announced that re-test for Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE’s) Class 12 economics paper will be held on April 25.
8. However, they also said that if required the Class 10 mathematics re-test will be conducted only for Delhi-NCR and Haryana in July. And none of the question papers was leaked outside India, hence there will be no re-exam for foreign candidates.
9. More than 60 people have been questioned till now and out of which 10 are tutors of private coaching centres. Around 50 mobile phones of students and tutors have been seized.
10. As per as the ANI reports, the Delhi Police’s crime branch received a reply from Google about the e-mail address from where a mail was sent to the CBSE chairperson about the Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked. The official, however, refused to share any other detail regarding Google’s response.