CBSE paper leaked, re-exam in Manipur

CBSE paper leaked, re-exam in Manipur

Board says other states not affected

The Central Board of Secondary Education has ordered a fresh examination for class 12 Physics paper in Manipur. The CBSE confirmed that the three sets of Physics question paper for the exam on Wednesday were leaked in Manipur.

However, in a bid to be fair to students, the board has decided to hold the exam again on April 2.

“Recognising the urgency of the situation, the CBSE has taken the step. We have looked into the matter in depth. We realise the seriousness of the matter and its impact. Hence, we have decided to have a re-examination,” said CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi.

Around 4,000 students will take the test in Manipur.  No re-examination has been ordered for centres outside the state.

Asked if it would be unfair to the students in other states as the paper could have been shared on social networking sites and popular web portals, an official said the CBSE had prepared about 20 sets of the Physics paper. 

“The papers distributed to one state don’t go to other states. So papers distributed in Manipur were not the same as those in other places across the country,” the official said.The board has also decided to come up with suggestions to make the examination system foolproof, added the official.

The Physics paper carried 100 marks including 30 marks for practical. In 2011, there was a case of a class 12 CBSE question paper being leaked in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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