NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday said it will reconduct the Economics exam for Class XII and Mathematics exam for Class X following the controversy of the question papers being leaked. The board said that it has taken cognisance of 'certain happenings in the conduct of examinations' after which the decision is being taken. The dates of the fresh examinations and other details will be declared on the board website (www.cbse.nic.in) later.
Class 10 mathematics paper was held on Wednesday while the Class 12 Economics paper was held on March 26. More than 28 lakh students are appearing for the board exams this year, a total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for class 10 examinations, while as many as 11,86,306 candidates have registered for class 12 examinations.
Here is the full text of the statement by the board issued on its website (www.cbse.nic.in).
Board has taken cognizance of the certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With a view to uphold the sanctity of the Board Examinations, and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the board has decided to reconduct the examinations in the following subjects. Dates for fresh examinations and the other details shall be hosted on the CBSE website within a week.
CLASS XII SUB ECONOMICS (CODE 030)
CLASS X SUB MATHEMATlCS (CODE 041)
The CBSE had earlier denied reports of class 12 economics paper being leaked. "We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet. We want to urge the students and parents to not panic and assure them that the board is doing its best to ensure the sanctity of the examination,” a senior CBSE official had said after reports emerged of the question paper being circulated on WhatsApp.