A supervising examiner at Lucknow school opened the packet and distributed the English paper-II question paper instead of paper-I to the students on March 01. The Incident took place at St Dominic Savio School in Indira Nagar.
The managements of the ICSE schools said that since ICSE has common question papers nationally, it has no other option to reschedule the exam across the country. Then, ICSE decided to conduct the exam on March 16, 2013.
The Chief executive & Secretary of the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations, Gerry Arathoon said, "This was sheer negligence on part of the supervising examiner and the principal's nominee of this School,"
As per the instruction of CISCE, every school keeps the question papers of all the ISC and ICSE examination in bank vault. Only the exam supervisor and the principal's nominee of every school have access to the vault.
On the day of examination, the duo has to check the question paper packet carefully, which mentions the subject and the date of the particular exam, and bring it in the school. After the question paper brought to the school, the seal is opened in the exam hall with invigilators consent.
Some of the council officials are blaming the quality of the supervisors for the lapse.
"Instead of an academic subject teacher, some schools are even nominating their PT teachers, Junior Schools teachers and librarians as their supervisors," said an official.
This year 63,189 students are appearing for the exam from all over the country and re-making the reprinting all the papers would incur huge monitory expenses.