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CBSE to conduct re-examination after paper leak, Congress slams Modi government

The CBSE issued a notice and informed that it will re-conduct the examination. However, the re-examination dates have not been revealed yet.

 

In an apparent trouble for students appearing for class 10 and class 12 exams, the CBSE has decided to re-conduct two examinations. The decision came soon after the Central Board learnt about the paper leak.

Reportedly, the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics board exam papers were leaked. In light of the incident, the CBSE issued a notice and informed that it will re-conduct the examination. However, the re-examination dates have not been revealed yet. The CBSE said the dates will be announced on its website within a week.

The CBSE in its statement said, “The Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the view to upholding the sanctity of the Board examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the Board has decided to re-conduct the examinations in the subjects.”

Later, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in a press conference said that a probe will be initiated in the matter and even Prime minister Narendra Modi had called him to take stock of the situation. “It seems that some organised gangs are involved in the deliberate paper leak.” He assured that the accused will be identified and nabbed soon.

While the government has assured strict action, the opposition has taken the opportunity to slam the government for failing to curb the continuing streak of Leaks. Congress Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala in a tweet took a dig at the government saying Modi Govt should be renamed as ‘Paper Leak Govt’! Taking a dig at Modi government he said, “Modiji, Your Govt has imperilled the future of our ‘Exam Warriors’!”

Class 10 mathematics paper of the Central Board of Secondary Education was conducted on Wednesday while the Class 12 Economics paper was held on March 26.

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