Class XII economics re-exam on April 25

Class XII economics re-exam on April 25

Class XII economics re-exam on April 25

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct re-examinations for Class XII economics paper all over the country on April 25.

The re-examination, if any, for Class X mathematics paper, will not be held across the country.

"If at all re-examinations for the Class X mathematics paper has to be held, it will be done only for the National Capital Region of Delhi and Haryana in July. Re-examination for the Class X paper will not be held in the rest of the states," Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry's school education department secretary Anil Swarup told reporters in Delhi on Friday.

A final decision on whether re-examination should be held or not even for Haryana and the National Capital Region will be taken "in fifteen days" he said.

"The matter is being investigated at various levels including by the Delhi police. We will examine all the facts that come out during the investigations and take our decision accordingly," he said. The CBSE will also not conduct re-examination for the two papers for students appearing in their Class X and Class XII board examinations abroad, he also clarified. Swarup announced the board's decision in the presence of CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal as anxiety among parents and students over the issue continued across the country.

Students and parents have also been demanding re-examination for only those regions where the papers were leaked. Leaders of various political parties including Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Chandrasekhar Reddy also echoed the demands of the students and parents.

The board's decision is primarily based on the facts that have emerged during investigations by Delhi police, a group of senior officials of the ministry and the CBSE, Swarup said.

"Some stupid fellow has played a dirty trick. A substantial number of questions of mathematics paper matched with the original paper. That's why we cancelled the examinations held for this paper (on March 28)," he said.

However, when the board consulted the states to verify the leakage of mathematics paper, most of the them said there was no such thing there.

"So we decided not to hold re-exam for mathematics paper for students across the country and limit it only to the National Capital Region of Delhi and Haryana, if at all we have to do so," Swarup clarified.