This Article is From Mar 15, 2018

After Paper Leak Reports, CBSE Reads The Riot Act : Top 10 Points

After Paper Leak Reports, CBSE Reads The Riot Act : Top 10 Points

CBSE's strict guidelines after reports of paper leak on Thursday

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education which conducts the Class 12 and 10 board examinations, has sent out strict guidelines after reports of leakage of the accountancy question paper on Thursday. The Board said Centre Superintendents are "solely and squarely responsible" for everything about examinations and they are free to call the police if needed. Earlier denying any paper leak, the CBSE said some "miscreants" were circulating rumours to disturb the examination.The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, had tweeted that he had received complaints of the question circulating on social media since last evening and a set of the same question paper has reportedly reached him. He has also ordered an inquiry

Here are the top 10 points

  1. CBSE has warned all examination centre superintendents, saying there are reports that they are "not strictly discharging their duties." 

  2. Centre superintendents are completely responsible for all activities during the examination and if any loophole is found "they are liable for explanation"

  3. Mobile phones or any other electronic items are not allowed in examination halls except the centre superintendent 

  4. Sealed question paper packets can't be opened before 10 am; earlier it used to be opened at 9:45 am. Any violation of this will be dealt with strictly

  5. Earlier, in an official statement, the CBSE said there has been no leakage of the accountancy question paper and sealed packets of have been found intact at all the examination centres. 

  6. At the local level, during the process of examination, "some miscreants tried to play mischief by circulating messages through WhatsApp" to disturb the examinations, the CBSE statement said.

  7. The Board has decided to lodge a First Investigation Report against those who circulated the rumours and an expert committee will look into the allegations of paper leak.

  8. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ordered the Directorate of Education to investigate and lodge a complaint with the CBSE. He said swift action must be taken so that hard-working students do not suffer due to the "negligence" of CBSE.

  9. There were reports that the accountancy question paper for the CBSE Class 12 examination was leaked and was circulating on social media, few minutes before the examination began at 10:30 am

  10. Reports of today's paper leak comes close on the heels of CBI starting preliminary inquiry into the alleged SSC paper leak on February 21