India test paper leaks: CBSE orders re-test for Economics and Maths

Students taking the CBSE board exams.

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday decided to re-conduct examination of Maths and Economics papers for Class X and Class XII respectively following leakage of question papers.


“With a view to uphold the sanctity of Board Examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students, the Board has decided to re-conduct the examination,” said a CBSE statement.

The dates for the fresh examinations and other details will be hosted on the CBSE website within a week.

The CBSE Class XII Economics examination was held on Monday and the Class X Maths examination on Wednesday.

On Monday, when some teachers of private schools found the questionnaire of Class XII Economics paper to be same as a handwritten note which was being circulated over messaging service app over the past few days.

An Indian school in the UAE has confirmed that the two exams have been cancelled.

The school authorities are scrambling to inform the students and parents as this will impact results and holiday schedules, a teacher told Gulf News.

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