Twitter users went berserk today, with some of them venting their anger and displeasure today vented their anger as the CBSE announced re-examination in the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers amid reports claiming paper leaks.
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In a circular released by the CBSE, it was stated that "the Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as reported". The dates of the fresh examinations and other details will be declared on the board website (www.cbse.nic.in) later.
Parents and students in unison dubbed the CBSE "incompetent" and flayed it for "playing with the future of the students" by re-conducting the maths and economics exams for Class 10 and Class 12. The CBI had to get involved after aspirants of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) staged protests over exam papers being leaked in the second week of March. A CBSE paper leak has happened surely due to corruption which is highly outrageous.
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Akanksha Sharma, 15, a Class 10 student from south Delhi said: "I don't know what my fault is".
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Class 10 Mathematics examination was conducted on Wednesday. A total of 16,38,428 students have registered for class 10 and a sum of 11,86,306 for class 12 examinations.
Joint Commissioner of Police-Crime and Special Commissioner of Police-Crime are having a meeting with Delhi Commissioner of Police over CBSE Class X and XII paper leak issue. "Due to such paper leakages, brilliant students tend to lose interest in studies".
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However, the board denied any leak. Some students have even begun an online petition asking CBSE to cancel the re-examination, saying it was not fair on the students who had taken exams with complete honesty. "The Union Cabinet has cleared the decks for the National Testing Agency to come into effect from next year to ensure leak-proof examination", Javadekar told the media at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. The incident is seen as either a "catch-me-if-you-can" dare on part of gang suspected to be behind the paper leak or an anonymous act by someone in possession of the leaked Maths paper. "Swift action must be taken, so that hard-working students don't suffer due to the negligence of CBSE", Mr Sisodia tweeted. On the date of the exam, teachers were stunned to find that the paper being circulated had same questions as in the actual question paper.