Re-exam in 'students' favour', nothing to worry

The board has said that it will announce the dates for the re-exams within a week

The board has said that it will announce the dates for the re-exams within a week

The move will affect 2.2 million students' altogether, with more than 500,000 students in Class 12 economics and about 1.7 million in Class 10 maths forced to reappear for the exams.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the new exam dates in the next couple of days.

Other reports indicate that the Delhi Police are conducting raids across various locations in the national capital to nab the alleged mastermind behind the examination.

"Dates for fresh examinations and other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week", the CBSE circular said.

CBSE had before denied any leaks on account of Class 12th Accountancy paper, despite the fact that Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had tweeted about the same.

The crime branch of Delhi Police further said that they are trying to trace the trail of the paper leaks. The decision comes in wake of reports claiming leak of mathematics and economics paper.

CBSE has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police saying that they received a complaint by fax on March 23 from an "unknown source" that a man running a coaching institute in Rajinder Nagar was involved in paper leakage.

Messages like "the handwritten 10th CBSE paper was in circulation all over the whtsapp much before the exam held on Wednesday 28, 2018" are being circulated on WhatsApp.

The economics paper has been alleged to be leaked hours before the commencement of the examination, but the CBSE asked the parents and the students not to panic. CBSE has made a decision to take strict action against such activities.

However, earlier in the day, HRD Minister Javadekar said assured the agitating students and their parents that strictest action would be taken against those responsible for the question papers leak. As the government scrambled to gather facts, the initial investigation has indicated that the leak may be the handiwork of a gang working in cahoots with individuals at a particular paper bank and a few schools.

The case was reported to the Delhi police and an investigation was launched.

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