CBSE board exam started half an hour late in Delhi

The conduct of CBSE board examinations for classes 10 and 12 got delayed by at least half an hour in Delhi on Monday.

Sources in the board said that examinations could not be conducted as per schedule because it was the first day for CBSE to provide question papers to various examination centres more securely to prevent chances of paper leak.

A news channel, however, claimed that exams were delayed as authorities were in confusion over collection of question papers.

In wake of the paper leaks last week, the board had reportedly decided to send an encrypted digital copy of the question papers to all examination centres. Authorities at the examination centres would then download the papers from a pre-assigned web link and distribute them among examinees after taking their print-out.

But in a last-minute change in plan, the board informed the authorities at the examination centres to go back to the old system and collect the sealed packs of question papers from the designated bank, the news channel claimed in its report.

An official response from the CBSE on the issue is awaited.

The board conducted examinations for class 12 Hindi (elective) paper on Monday while the class 10 students appeared for the examination of language papers for French, Sanskrit and Urdu Course-B.

"After the arrest of some miscreants and suspension of a CBSE official, all efforts are being made to ensure smooth conduct of CBSE exam today. Students & parents are advised not to rely on rumours. In the past a number of hoax leaked papers have been floated. Inform CBSE helpline," Human Resource Development Ministry's school education department secretary Anil Swarup tweeted.

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