NEW DELHI: The Government on April 3 (Tuesday) stated that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not hold a re-examination for the Class 10th Mathematics paper that was leaked before the exam.
According to official report, the final decision has been taken after completely analysis and evaluation of the answer sheets that showed no specific trend that the leak had impacted the exam outcome.
“Consequent to the preliminary evaluation of the impact of reportedly leaked CBSE class 10th Maths paper & keeping in mind the interest of students, CBSE has decided not to conduct re-test even in the states of Delhi NCR and Haryana. Hence, no re-exam for class 10,” tweeted Union Education Secretary Anil Swarup.
Amid huge anger over leaked CBSE final papers, the government had announced that the Class 12th Economics re-exam will be held on April 25. For the class 10th mathematics exam, Education Minister Prakash Javadekar had said it will only be held in Delhi and Haryana if the police investigation points to a “large-scale leak”.
The Class 12th economics paper’s date, the government said, was announced to ensure that the results were declared in time for students to meet deadlines for university admission.
Stating reasons as to why the class 10th Mathematics paper exam was not scrapped even after receiving information about the leak, Mr Swarup on Monday said that the CBSE received a copy of the handwritten question paper by email just nine hours before the exam. The sender claimed that the math paper was leaked on WhatsApp and urged the CBSE to cancel the paper, the official said.
“The mail came at 1.29 am on March 28 (early Wednesday) but the mail was seen at 8.55 am by the CBSE chairman. The paper was sent for verification. Just because there was an alert, we couldn’t have stopped the exam,” said Education Secretary Anil Swarup.
The math exam began at 10 am and “could not practically be stopped”, said Mr Swarup.
The government’s decision of not holding the class 10th Mathematics re-exam has come as a relief for more than 14 lakh students.