CBSE Confirms: No Re-Exam For Class 10 Maths Leaked Paper

| April 3 , 2018 , 12:39 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) on Tuesday confirmed media reports that a re-examination would not be held for the Class 10 Mathematics exam even after the question paper for it was leaked. The Class 10 Maths exam would also not be re-held in Delhi-NCR where the paper leak reportedly took place.

"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, CBSE has decided not to conduct re-examination even in the states of Delhi NCR & Haryana," said HRD Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup.

The final decision to not conduct the re-exam took place after a thorough analysis and evaluation of the answer sheets which did not show any trend that the leak had impacted the exam outcome, said TOI.

"If a student has done poorly in internal assessment and does exceptionally well in the main paper and this is at variance with his other papers — then we might examine the result more carefully," said the source to TOI.

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Around 14 lakh students appeared for the CBSE Class 10 Maths examination on March 28 across India. Meanwhile, the re-examination for the CBSE Class 12 Economics exam is expected to take place as scheduled on April 25.

The leak of the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics papers led to extensive protests as students blamed the board for allowing the leaks to take place and for ordering re-examinations at the expense of the students.

In connection with the investigation into the paper leaks, the Delhi Police on Sunday arrested 3 people, including 2 teachers of a private school and a tutor at a private coaching centre.