NEW DELHI: The accountancy question paper of Class 12 exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has not been leaked, claimed the board after reports emerged that the paper was being circulated on WhatsApp. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia had said that the questions which are being shared on social media groups match CBSE Accountancy paper set 2.
A meeting of top officials was held on Thursday to find out if the exam paper got leaked.
Received complaints about the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked. Have asked officers of Directorate of Education to investigate and lodge a complaint with CBSE.
Swift action must be taken, so that hard-working students don't suffer due to negligence of CBSE.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) March 15, 2018
Sisodia said that he received complaints of the paper being leaked and has assured swift action in the paper leak. "Received complaints about the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked. Have asked officers of Directorate of Education to investigate and lodge a complaint with CBSE. Swift action must be taken, so that hard-working students don't suffer due to negligence of CBSE," he tweeted.
CBSE Class 12 examination started on March 5, 2018 and the last paper is scheduled on April 13. Over 11 lakh students have registered for the Class 12 exam and over 16 lakh candidates will appear for the Class 10 tests this year.
The Board had issued an alert on March 4, 2018, just a day before the class 12 examination began. The alert was sent by CBSE Controller of Examinations KK Choudhury. The full text of the alert is below:
CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
ALERT against Frivolous Mails / Messages /WhatsApp Texts
It has been observed that some elements are writing to some of the examination centres and asking for the copies of question paper for verification. Such elements are sending textmassages in the name of the undersigned using mail id email@example.com.
As you are aware that the Board does not ask for any copies of the administered question paper from its examinations centres. Therefore, all the Examination Centres located in the country and abroad, are hereby intimated that suchmails are frivolous and need not be responded or attended to.They are further directed not to send copies of any question paper and maintain the sanctity of the examination. In case of any need exigency, the undersigned would directly contact the centres.
K K CHOUDHURY
CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS