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Students, parents slam CBSE as govt announces Class 12 re-exam on April 25

Students slammed the CBSE as the government on Friday said Class 12 economics re-exam will be conducted on April 25 and Class 10 maths re-exam will be held only in Delhi, NCR, Haryana “if at all”

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“CBSE is not worthy of conducting exams if they cannot protect their own question papers,” upset Class 10 student Varad told National Herald on Friday.

Amid outrage over leak of CBSE question papers, the Union Human Resources Development Ministry ministry accepted that the CBSE Class 12 economic paper and Class 10 CBSE maths paper had been leaked. The government on Friday announced that a fresh Class 12 test for economics students will be conducted on April 25. Re-examination of Class 10 maths paper will be held only in Delhi, NCR and Haryana, "if at all".

Anil Swarup, Secretary, School Education in the HRD ministry, said the CBSE Class 10 mathematics question paper was leaked only in Delhi and Haryana as there was no evidence that it was a pan-India affair. "The leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in these states in July. A decision will be taken on this in the next 15 days," Swarup told reporters.

“The CBSE is playing with our children’s future”, said an anguished parent. "My daughter was supposed to leave for Canada on April 5, we don't even know which date to postpone the tickets to because CBSE is taking too long to decide the date for Class 10 re-exam. What are we supposed to do? All vacation plans have gone for a toss."

The CBSE Regional Director meanwhile has reportedly informed the police that there were as many as six complaints regarding the paper leak, all of which have been furnished along with the other information to a Special Investigation Team. The Delhi Crime Branch has written to Google for details of the e-mail address from where the CBSE chairperson was sent a mail on the Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked, said police officials.

With IANS inputs.

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