New Delhi: The Union HRD Ministry had on Monday said a committee of subject experts had concluded that CBSE’s mathematics question paper for Class X Board examination 2016 was based on syllabus.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, HRD minister Smriti Irani said the reports that the paper was tough had come to the notice of the government. “CBSE had placed the matter before Committee of Subject Experts who concluded that the question papers were based on the curriculum, syllabus and sample question papers prescribed by the Board,” Irani said in her reply.
In a written reply to another question, she said that there were newspaper reports related to leakage of Class XII question papers.
“There have been newspaper reports on the issue during the Board exam of 2016. A committee of subject experts was constituted to enquire into this issue, and the committee concluded that there was no leakage of question paper,” Irani said.
Earlier, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had termed as “baseless” reports about question paper leak of Class XII Mathematics examination, that was held on March 14.
“CBSE would like to assert that the reports are baseless. There has been no such leakage of question paper of any kind but only two questions matched with only one question paper set. But that is a co-incidence as these two questions are also from the NCERT textbook,” it had said in a statement.
The statement referred to news reports that the class XII Mathematics question paper in Ranchi and Dhanabad was available on WhatsApp and that touts were selling 51 questions and answers near examination centres.
In March, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had also written to Irani to order a probe into reported “leak” of mathematics paper.