CBSE Class 12 Economics re-exam on April 25: HRD ministry

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New Delhi : The HRD Ministry has announced the date of re-examination for Class 12 Economics paper. The re-exam will be held on April 25, 2018.

In a press conference, education secretary Anil Swarup said the board will decide within next 15 days if there was a need to conduct re-exam for Class 10 Maths exam. Initial inquiry has revealed the Class 10 paper leak took place in Haryana and Delhi-NCR. Therefore, re-exam may be held only in these two regions.

Swarup said an investigation into the paper leak was ongoing at two levels -- first, by the police and the second, an intra-departmental probe.

"Our immediate concern is for the children who have suffered and this decision is in that context. We will nail the person who did this," the education secretary said.

Since there has been no CBSE question paper leak outside India, therefore, no re-examination will be held outside the country, he said.

Prior in the day, six students were identified by the police in Jharkhand's Chatra district in connection to the papers leak. Delhi Crime Branch has also questioned 45 people since yesterday, including the administrators of the 10 WhatsApp groups, coaching centre's owner, 18 students and some tutors, about the leak.

The Delhi Police messaged Google to share details of the mail ID from which the CBSE chairperson was sent an e-mail about the mathematics paper being leaked.

The police are also looking for details of the examination centres, their superintendents and place where the papers were kept for safeguarding. The CBSE today provided the details pertaining to both Delhi and Haryana to the officials in charge of the case.

(with IANS inputs)