Retest of economics paper will not delay Class-12 results: CBSE
An official of the CBSE has said that the re-test of the Class 12 Economics paper, held on April 25, nearly a month after it was leaked, will not delay declaration of results. There were also reports of the CBSE's Class-10 mathematics paper being leaked, but the board decided against its re-test, saying class 10 was just an "internal segment" of school education system.
"The results will be declared on time as the evaluation is in advanced stage despite re-exam of economics paper. We have rigorously followed up with schools to send more evaluators than the required number," a senior Board official said.
The reports of a leak of CBSE papers had caused disappointment among students across the country last month. In Delhi, students held protests accusing the CBSE of negligence and demanded immediate action against the guilty. Investigators made arrests in several parts of the country in connection with the case They claimed to have arrested the main conspirators behind the leak from Una in HP.
The leak was exposed after an envelope containing four images of the handwritten economics paper was delivered to CBSE headquarters, Delhi, on the evening of the scheduled day of the examination, 26 March. The HRD ministry then set up a committee to examine the process by which the CBSE conducts examinations. The committee suggested measures to make the process "secure and fool-proof" using technology.