After the board announced the decision, Delhi Police has launched a probe to look into the issue. Students and parents are questioning the decision of re-exam for all students and the country is witnessing several protests and petitions.
The HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, who spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon, said the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will take a call on the fresh exam dates soon and an "announcement will be made by Monday or Tuesday".
CBSE Re-Exam: Class 10 Maths, Class 12 Economics Updates
March 30, 2018, 07: 33 pm: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called the CBSE's decision on reconducting exams for class 10 and 12 leaked papers to be in "wider interest of the students and academics".
In the larger interest of academics & students the sensitive govt has taken a decision not to have nationwide retest in Maths for class 10th (1/3)- Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) March 30, 2018
The test will be held in Delhi, Haryana after final inputs from police and that too if needed it will be held in July (2/3)- Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018, 07: 33 pm: Class 10th students celebrate in Mumbai after Education secretary Anil Swarup said 'if it at all class 10th re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi and Haryana'.
In the interest of students of 12th class so that they will not be hampered in their future career their economic retest will happen on 25th April. So now no confusion .All the best (3/3)- Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) March 30, 2018
Class 10th students celebrate in #Mumbai after Education secretary Anil Swarup said 'if it at all class 10th re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi & Haryana' #CBSEPaperLeakpic.twitter.com/mhLtcU8Usv- ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018, 07: 14 pm: Mr. Swarup tweeted that CBSE class 10 Mathematics re-examination to be considered only for Delhi NCR and Haryana after a detailed inquiry.
"If there is a decision to hold re-examination in these two states, it would be held in July. In other states there would be no such re-examination," said Mr. Swarup.
CBSE class 10 Mathematics re-examination to be considered only for Delhi NCR and Haryana after a detailed inquiry. If there is a decision to hold re-examination in these two states, it would be held in July. In other states there would be no such re-examination.- Anil Swarup (@swarup58) March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018, 06: 59 pm: Facing flak over the CBSE paper leaks issue, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today turned to students for finding a solution to this "challenge". His comments came in the backdrop of CBSE announcing the re-test of Class 10 mathematics and class 12 economics papers.
"I am facing one problem in the country. It is a problem of paper leak. So, how to solve it, is also a challenge. And I am throwing this challenge to students. Some people can also work after Hackathon and give us suggestions," Javadekar said, while addressing students at an event marked to launch the finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition).
March 30, 2018, 06: 15 pm: There will be no re-examination for Non-Resident Indians or NRI students. "Our information is that there is no lead outside India, so there will be no exams outside India," Mr Swarup said.
March 30, 2018, 06: 08 pm "Regarding Class 10th re examination, as leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi & Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July," said Education Secretary Anil Swarup IAS.
March 30, 2018, 06: 04 pm: Re-examination of Class 12th exam will be on 25th April: Secretary Education, Anil Swarup IAS
Regarding Class 10th re examination, as leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi & Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July: Secretary Education— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018, 04: 35 pm: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to HRD Minister on CBSE paper leaks. In his letter, Mr Sisodia requests to convene a day-long brain storming session of education minsters so that similar incidents do not happen in the future.
March 30, 2018, 04:09 pm: A complainant named Chandan Gupta came forward and told news agency ANI that he called PCR on March 27 to inform them that he had received a question paper. "The source of the exam paper leak should be traced," he said, adding that he was questioned by the police and further investigation was being carried out now.
On 27 March, at 10:40 pm, I made a call to PCR stating that I had received a question paper. The source of the exam paper leak should be traced. I was questioned by the police that day and they are doing further investigation now: Chandan Gupta, Complainant #CBSEPaperLeak#Delhipic.twitter.com/CWbStqeZCb- ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018, 03:52 pm: News agency ANI reports that PTA members of Mumbai wrote to Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking time to meet. They also requested him to not conduct re-examination of Class 10th board Maths exam as there was no paper leak in Mumbai region.
March 30, 2018, 02:49 pm: The India Today news portal reported that the Ministry of HRD is considering re-examination only in New Delhi after investigation suggested that the leaks were restricted only to the capital.
March 30, 2018, 10:30 am: CBSE board is yet to announce the dates. It has barely been two days when in a notice CBSE announced that it will be conducting re-exam for class 12 Economics paper and class 10 Mathematics paper. Some board candidates have expressed concerns that CBSE should announce the re-exam dates soon as the stress is hampering their preparation for the other upcoming examinations.
March 29, 2018, 06:39 pm: CBSE Chief Anita Karwal says the board has taken the decision in favour of the students.
"We are working for their good. Dates for re-examination will be announced soon," she said.
WATCH | "We are working for the children. We will also announce the dates very soon. Nobody needs to worry. We are have taken a decision in favour of the children": #CBSE chief Anita Karwal on #CBSEPaperLeakpic.twitter.com/HeTfTg5QVa- NDTV (@ndtv) March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018, 06:11 pm: Several Bollywood celebrities including Farhan Akhtar, Vivek Oberoi and Emraan Hashmi expressed their disappointment over CBSE paper leak and the re-exam decision. "Feel terrible for all students who have to re-sit their exams for no fault of their own. So unfair and unfortunate. Wish them strength to get through this time," tweeted Farhan Akhtar.
March 29, 2018, 04.00 pm: RP Upadhyay, Special CP of Delhi Police told media that two cases have been registered and a special investigation team (SIT) has been formed for investigation. Total 25 people have been questioned so far, he says. He also said both the -- class 10 maths and class 12 economics -- papers were leaked on WhatsApp a day before the exam and no arrests have been made so far.
2 cases registered&special investigation team (SIT) has been formed for investigation. Total 25 people have been questioned so far. Both the papers were leaked on WhatsApp a day before the exam. No person has been arrested so far:RP Upadhyay, Special CP, Delhi on #CBSEPaperLeakedpic.twitter.com/dOtfKK7ptR- ANI (@ANI) March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018, 12.20 pm: Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said the leak of question papers was a "stain" on the CBSE, but the government is tackling the issue and the culprits would not be spared.
March 29, 2018, 12.17 pm: The minister tried to connect with anxious parents, whose children will have to take two papers of the CBSE exam afresh following a leak of the question papers. "I can understand the pain and anguish of the students and parents...I also could not sleep. I am also a parent," said Mr Javadekar, a father of two sons.
This is a very unfortunate development, I understand the pain the parents and students have to go through. Whoever is involved in the paper leak will not be spared, police will soon arrest the culprits: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar #CBSEPaperLeakpic.twitter.com/Aj6Y73rObJ- ANI (@ANI) March 29, 2018
The official notice on the CBSE website had said that the dates for the re-exam will be announced within a week. There are also speculations that the new exam dates will be decided after the Sanskrit exam which will be conducted on April 2, 2018.
Students and their guardians have been livid about the board's decision to conduct exams again. Lakhs of students had appeared for the Mathematics exam on March 28, 2018, while the exam for Economics was conducted on March 26, 2018.
Parents and students have alleged that CBSE was notified about the leaked question paper a day prior to the Mathematics exam and yet the board went ahead with conducting the exam.
Ajay Maken, the President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, also tweeted about the CBSE paper leak and the disappointment faced by students who had appeared for the Mathematics board exam. As a parent of a class 10 student, he said he felt sorry for the lakhs of students who had appeared for the exam.
My son Aujaswi studied really hard for #CBSE Class X Board Math Exams held today— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) March 28, 2018
His joy of finishing Board Exams was short lived.
He is extremely dejected as the Math paper got leaked& this #LeakingGovt will hold the Exam again
I feel sorry for him as lakhs of other students!
Shashi Tharoor also tweeted about the paper leak and CBSE's decision to conduct re-examination. He said that the leak was a disgrace and someone had to take accountability for the mess. He said that even though students were not at fault, it was them who would have to pay.
The CBSE leak is a disgrace & accountability is essential. Officials must be culpable, yet it is innocent students who will be punished. Here is one student petition that has reached me https://t.co/g6zpHoZoAX— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 28, 2018
But since the paper was on WhatsApp the CBSE may feel it could have reached students anywhere & everyone must take the test again. What a disgrace for the bation's premier school-leaving examination! https://t.co/jM0fdaBx8D— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 28, 2018
From a student upset about the #CBSEPaperLeak : what's the guarantee that retest paper will not be leaked? And how can I concentrate again on my studies? I just feel bad every time. The same pain one gets when he /she is cheated. And we are cheated! Shame on this Government— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 28, 2018
Yesterday, Minister of Education Prakash Javadekar, addressed a Press Conference about the re-examination. Mr Javadekar said that the paper leak has been reported only from a couple of schools in Delhi, adding that the CBSE has assured to take concrete steps regarding the paper leak. "We are investigating the matter. It will be an examination for everybody," he said.
Today, in a couple of tweets, Mr. Javadekar again expressed his concern over the paper leak and said that "culprits will be nabbed soon and strict action will be taken."
I can understand the pain & frustration of parents & children. Culprits will be nabbed soon and strict action will be taken. We are taking all measures to ensure that the exams remain fool-proof. @CBSEWorld@HRDMinistry (2/2)— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) March 29, 2018
Meanwhile, students have been rattled by the news of paper leak. Students in Delhi are holding a protest at Jantar Mantar and have demanded that all exams be conducted again.
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