No re-exam for CBSE Class 10th students anywhere in India
New Delhi : The government on Tuesday said no re-examination of the Class 10 maths paper will be conducted anywhere in the country, bringing major relief to nearly two lakh CBSE Class 10 students in Delhi, NCR and Haryana.
The decision was taken in the interest of Class 10 students who had already written their exams on March 28 but were told to sit again after it was learnt that the maths question paper had been leaked.
"Consequent to the preliminary evaluation of the impact of reportedly leaked CBSE Class 10 maths paper and keeping in mind the paramount interest of students, the CBSE has decided not to conduct re-examination even in Delhi, NCR (National Capital Region) and Haryana," said Human Resource Development Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup.
Swarup had earlier announced that the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) may re-conduct the maths examination possibly in July for Delhi, its suburbs in NCR and Haryana.
The decision has brought a major relief to over 16 lakh Class 10 students, including nearly two lakh from Delhi, NCR and Haryana.
In support of the decision not to hold re-test anywhere, the CBSE argued that after "internal inquiries and analysis", it found that the leak "may be confined to few alleged beneficiaries".
"Similarly, the trend of random evaluation done so far for Class 10 maths paper, is not indicating sudden spikes or unusual patterns, giving any impression of passing on widespread benefits of alleged leaks to students," the board said in a statement.
"Further, the board has come across several fake question papers being up on social media, obviously with a view to spread panic amongst our students, parents, and school," it said.
Class 10 being within the fold of "internal segment of school education system" was another factor, which the board cited in its decision to not hold the re-exam.
The board has faced widespread public protests after it announced that Class 10 math and Class 12 economics exams will he reconducted in the wake of question papers being leaked.
For Class 12 economics, the exam will be held across the country on April 25 to avert any likely "reservations against this batch of students" which may affect the outlook of learning institutions here and abroad, it said.