CBSE paper leak: Congress demands removal of Prakash Javadekar, board chairperson

CBSE paper leak: Congress demands removal of Prakash Javadekar, board chairperson

Hundreds of students gathered near Jantar Mantar in the national capital and held protests against the re-examination of Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics papers.

CBSE said,"Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported".

The Economics question paper of class XII, held on March 26 and Maths question paper of class X, held on March 28 were leaked on social media hours before the examination.

Javadekar said an internal probe was initiated into reports claiming that the papers were leaked. According to reports, the leaked question paper matched the original paper today and hence, the board has made a decision to re-conduct the examination. The complaint also mentioned a WhatsApp number which was allegedly used to circulate the leaked paper.

"Post-VYAPAM and SSC, now three papers of CBSE have been leaked". The board will soon reschedule the exam dates for both the papers and going to conduct the examinations.

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In its complaint to the police, the Board has said that they received a complaint by fax on March 23 from an "unknown source" that a man running a coaching institute in Rajinder Nagar was involved in paper leakage.

However, the whole smash up was done as the leaked paper sparked widespread annoyance over the board's lack of ability to ensure the inviolability of the exam process.

Seeking to reach out to parents and students anxious over the alleged incidents of repeated leaks, Javadekar said he has spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the developments. The PM has asked for strict action.

Students are claiming that besides math and economics, many other papers were leaked before the exams.

Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) R.P. Upadhyay told a media conference that 25 people had been interrogated so far. Many of questions on this written paper were same as the ones that appeared on the examination paper. However, the CBSE had denied the reports saying that all the seals were found to be intact at all the exam centres. "We understand the pain and anguish of students and parents".

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