Congress Demands Sacking of HRD Minister Javadekar, CBSE Chief Over Paper Leak

Notably, the question papers of both the subjects were leaked 30 minutes before the beginning of the examinations. They asked why the exam was held if the CBSE had a fair idea about the paper leak around 9 am on the day of the exam and wondered what the government could do if 28 lakh students boycotted the re-examination.

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But Karwal had no comments to offer on the allegation cited in the FIR that the board was aware of the paper leak two days before the exam took place.

A day before the mathematics paper was scheduled, the board had received an e-mail informing them about the leak.

Rishabh Dhawad, a Class X student said, “The CBSE conducting a re-examination is completely unjust to the students”.

An Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed on Wednesday after the CBSE registered two cases with the Crime Branch. “Later, it was found that the papers being circulated through WhatsApp were the same as the ones distributed in the examination hall”.

Thousands of NRI students studying in Class 10 and 12, including a significant number from Telangana, are facing uncertainty with the rescheduling of their board exams.

The board got wise to the mathematics paper leak when some of the student recipients of the WhatsApp messages alerted it. “Even if the board tries to prevent the leakage, if the culprits have planned to leak the paper again then they will end up succeeding, which is why the CBSE should opt for a very strict correction instead”. The decision that they had taken is in the favour of the students.

There have been some media reports that CBSE class 12 Economics re-test will be held on April 24, 2018.

On the CBSE paper leak issue, the CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal has broken the silence and said that the dates for the re-examination would be announced soon.

Seeking to reach out to parents and students anxious over the alleged incidents of repeated leaks, Javadekar said he has spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the developments. “Are they now “Re-Exam Warriors” for Modi?” the statement added. The fax, from an “unknown” source, informed that a tuition centre owner in central Delhi’s Rajendra Nagar was involved in the paper leak.

Online protest: Students are signing a petition against re-exam on change.org.

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“I want the board to explain which university overseas will admit my child as everyone knows that this season of board examination was marred with reports of leaks”.

CBSE students display placards during a protest over the alleged paper leak in Jabalpur on Friday