The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced reconducting of CBSE class 10 Mathematics and class 12 Economics exams citing malpractices.
Why Are CBSE Exams 2018 Maths And Economics Papers Reconducted?
The CBSE On Wednesday announced that CBSE class 10 Mathematics and class 12 Economics exams that were conducted this month will be cancelled and re-conducted for students. The reason behind this is that the board received reports that the paper was leaked already before the exam and unfair practices were executed.
What Does The CBSE Official Notification Read
"Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the view to uphold the sanctity of the board examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students, the board has decided to re-conduct certain examinations."
When Are The CBSE Re-exams To Be Held
The notification further said that the date for fresh examination will be soon announced on the official website within a week.
What Does Prakash Javadekar Say On CBSE Paper Leak
Following this, the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, " CBSE will put in place stronger mechanism to ensure no further paper leak happens." "The people or gang responsible for this would be brought to book," he added.
Without divulging much details, the minister said that the leak has happened from Delhi school and that necessary action will be taken to ensure no more irregularities. It is still not clear if the re-exam will happen only for Delhi schools or the entire country. It is also reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called in the HRD Minister and expressed his unhappiness over the leak issue.
Parents And Students In Despair Over CBSE Re-exam
This incident has left a lot of students and parents in despair. "I am so mad! After months and months of slogging and some times for more than six hours of tuition a day, my son has to re-write the Maths exam. I feel so helpless and frustrated. We were all so relieved when my son said that he had done well in his exams and now the anxiety and tension continues," said psychologist and a parent Dr Mini Rao.
Last year, the CBSE faced censure from parents and teachers for its unfair policy on no-reevaluation of exam papers. The supreme court had to intervene and set things right for the welfare of the students in this issue.