CBSE Class 12th Results to be declared on time despite Economics re-test: Board official

30 April 2018, 03:47 PM
CBSE Class 12 Results to be declared on time despite Economics re-test (Representative Image)
CBSE Class 12 Results to be declared on time despite Economics re-test (Representative Image)

Less than a week after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the re-test of the Class 12 Economics paper, a board official on Monday confirmed that the results of the CBSE Class 12th examinations will be declared on time.

"The results will be declared on time as the evaluation is in advanced stage despite re-exam of economics paper," PTI quoted a senior CBSE official.

"We have rigorously followed up with schools to send more evaluators than the required number," he added.

CBSE conducted the Class 12 Economics re-test on April 25.

The decision of the re-examination was taken by CBSE amidst growing clamour over the Class 12 Economics paper leak. The reports of the leak had caused disappointment among students across the country. A group of agitated students and their parents took to streets to protest over the negligence of CBSE. They demanded immediate action against the guilty.

Speculations had been also rife that the CBSE's Class 10 Mathematics paper has been leaked, but the board, however, decided against its re-test adding that Class 10 is just an 'internal segment' of school education system.

According to Delhi Police, the class 12 Economics paper was leaked on 23 March, three days before the scheduled date of the examination.

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Investigators made arrests in several parts of the country in connection with the case, including in Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh.

They claimed to have arrested the main conspirators behind the leak from Una in Himachal Pradesh. The three people were staffers of a school in the town.

The leak was exposed after an envelope containing four images of the hand-written Economics paper was delivered to the CBSE headquarters in Delhi on the evening of the scheduled day of the examination - 26 March.

On April 2, following the reports of the leak, CBSE tried a 'leak-proof' system of 'encrypted' question papers, which delayed the exam as a few centres in Delhi were unable to follow the printing of encrypted papers, e-mailed to them, at the school itself.

Post that, the HRD ministry set up a committee to examine the process by which the CBSE conducts examinations.

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The seven-member panel, led by former HRD secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi, will suggest measures to make the process "secure and fool-proof" using technology.

The committee is directed to submit its report by May 31 to the Human Resource Development Ministry.

First Published: Monday, April 30, 2018 02:30 PM
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