Class 10 Maths, Class 12 Economics exams to be held again: CBSE
New Delhi - According to reports, the paper had been leaked on social media hours before the exam.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India announced on Wednesday that the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics board exam will be held again over reports of paper leak.
The dates for the retest will be announced on the CBSE website within a week, Hindustan Times reported.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Indian High School CEO Ashok Kumar confirmed that students will have to retake the two exams again, but did not reveal the date of the retest.
Nearly 8,500 UAE students will have to take their Class 10 math exam again, while over 2,700 students will have to sit for their Class 12 economics exam, another reliable source in the UAE confirmed to Khaleej Times.
The Board made the announcement in a brief statement:
"The Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the view to upholding the sanctity of the Board examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the Board has decided to reconduct the examinations in the subjects"Students appeared for the Class 10 mathematics paper on Wednesday while the Class 12 Economics paper was held on March 26.
Students and teachers said on Wednesday the Class 10 mathematics paper was easy and scoring, and that the questions were according to the syllabus, the report added.
"In order to maintain the prestige of the exams, announcing a re-sit is the right step from the CBSE. However, it will cause upset for students who have been impacted by the decision as they will be taking other exams alongside the re-sit papers," Ashok Kumar said.
Earlier on Monday, CBSE denied that the economics paper was leaked ahead of the exam as reports of the question paper being leaked on social media were circulated, particularly WhatsApp.
"We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet," a senior CBSE official had said.