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CBSE re-exam: Delhi police teams sent to schools, students’ homes; updates

CBSE re-examinations: The re-test for Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE’s) Class 12 economics paper will be held on April 25, while the Class 10 mathematics re-test, if required, will be conducted only for Delhi-NCR and Haryana in July, the government has said. All the confusion regarding the CBSE re-test should be cleared now after the announcements made by his ministry, said Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar. Students will have to take the Class 10 CBSE maths re-test only if the leak is found to be a large-scale one, added Javadekar. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has sent three teams to schools, exam centres, and students’ homes as it continues its probe.

The CBSE has shared information regarding how board papers are conducted with the police, which is probing the CBSE paper leaks. In a letter to the police, the CBSE gave details about the examination centres, names of staff and superintendents at the centres, bank custodians, as well as the names and contact details of bank managers who had custody of the leaked papers in Delhi and Haryana.

After the CBSE re-examination announcement came, a CBSE student from Cochin on Friday approached the Supreme Court against the re-examination of the Class 10 maths paper. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has questioned over 60 people in connection with the CBSE leak case, including the administrators of over 10 WhatsApp groups on which the leaked question papers were shared, as the investigators sought to trace the origin of the leak.

Anil Swarup, Secretary School Education in Union Human Resources Development Ministry, said the decision to conduct fresh exams won’t affect the date of publication of the results, which usually happens in May end. However, there will be no fresh test outside of India as the question papers are different for students appearing for CBSE examinations outside India.