After the massive outrage from both the students and their parents, CBSE has finally decided to re-conduct the examinations for which the question papers had been leaked. Even though the investigations are still going on and the Delhi Police has already questioned over 60 individuals, the board has announced the re-exam dates.
The re-test for the Class XII Economics would be held on 25th April 2018. However, the board has not yet disclosed the details of Class X Mathematics exam. According to the sources in CBSE, the Class X paper leak was limited to Delhi NCR and Haryana only. Hence if necessary, the exam would be conducted again in July, only for the schools of the mentioned regions. The Economics paper of Class XII was leaked before the exam could be conducted. Even as the students expressed their worries of the result being delayed, the HRD Ministry and board officials have assured that the conducting of re-test will not affect the result publishing schedule.
The announcement of the rescheduling of the examination has left many students and their parents in disbelief as well as deep anguish. Students have written to the board, asking it not to conduct the re-test because of the nearing competitive exams. There have been many open protests against the board. However, the board officials have announced that to uphold the sanctity of the board as well as the board examinations, it was important to conduct the exams again.
The Class XII Economics exam was held on March 26th, 2018 and the Class X Mathematics Exam on 28th March. Before the examination could be successfully conducted, the papers were leaked and began to appear in social media groups on Whatsapp and Facebook. According to the inputs obtained, the paper was first being sold for over INR 30,000. Later on, the price came down to INR 5000 and INR 1000. The students are enraged about the fact that despite having received a tip off, CBSE did not take any action. Even though the board was informed of the same, they failed to take any preventive or precautionary measure. As soon as the examination was held, the board did file an FIR with the Delhi Police, alleging that some internal source conspired to leak the question paper. As of now, the mastermind behind this leak is still at large and unknown. According to the initial investigations, the Board has found out that the leak of the test papers was limited to the Indian states only. Hence, the re-test would not be conducted for CBSE schools abroad.