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High Court rejects petition for changing date for CBSE Class XII Economics

In a plea raised by NGO Suniye, the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the plea seeking to change the date of the re-examination of the Class 12 Economics paper, which the CBSE has decided to conduct on April 25 after the paper was leaked.


Acording to an article by HT, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar rejected the plea by NGO Suniye. The NGO pleaded that due to CBSE’s fault the students are at the receiving end, as they would not be able to prepare and study for the entrances while those from other education boards would face no clash of dates.

Apart from this, the court was hearing two different pleas related to the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 Mathematics paper.


While hearing one of the pleas by a group of students seeking re-test of Class 10 mathematics paper, the court asked CBSE to submit the records relating to the board’s decision not to conduct re-examination and listed the matter for April 20.

The order came after the court was notified by the CBSE’s counsel that it has issued a notification that the Class 10 maths examination will not be re-conducted as it cannot afford to hold it again and make over 16 lakh students appear in it, reports HT.

The court disposed off a plea by NGO Social Jurist after the counsel Ashok Agarwal said he was satisfied with the board’s decision of not holding the re-examination for the Class 10 paper.

Social Jurist had sought that the CBSE be directed to hold the Class 10 exam in April, if required and not in July as it had proposed earlier.

The CBSE told the court that it had decided not to hold the re-examination of the Class 10 maths paper as a scientific evaluation of random answer sheets did not indicate any unusual pattern to believe that there was a widespread benefit from the alleged paper leak.


The Economics paper leak was exposed after an envelope containing four images of a hand-written copy of the question paper was delivered to the CBSE headquarters in Delhi on the evening of March 26, the day of the exam.

On March 30, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced it would re-conduct the Class 12 Economics exam throughout the country on April 25.

The police have registered two cases in connection with the matter. The first case relating to the leak of the economics paper was filed on March 27, while the other on the mathematics paper leak was registered on March 28.

The leak of the Class 10 maths and Class 12 economics question papers has affected lakhs of students across India.