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Decision of re-test in favour of students: CBSE chief Anita Karwal

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Students protesting outside Udyog Bhavan

On March 15, the Delhi government said it received complaints from the CBSE about the Class 12 Accountancy paper being leaked.

More than 28 lakh students have been affected by CBSE decision on Wednesday to re-conduct examination for two papers of Class X and XII. We are continuously working for their betterment. However, questions are being raised as to whether this situation could have been averted. Upadhyay said the police is seeking details about the question papers and the process of distribution from the CBSE.

"Post-VYAPAM and SSC, now three papers of CBSE have been leaked".

Question: How are the question papers set? What made matters worse was the seeming lack of contrition and introspection that was due from an organisation that had failed massively in providing a level-playing field to students - its primary function. "There was an error in evaluation of Class 12 exams in 2017", Surjewala said.

The remarks came a day after CBSE said that students would have to take re-test for Class 10 Maths and Class 12 Economics subjects. The CBSE gave a second complaint to the Delhi Police after 90 minutes of examination, after which another FIR was filed.

But when the local media in Delhi checked the question paper, it matched the Whatsapp file.

Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) R.P. Upadhyay said the police teams are tracking WhatsApp messages and had identified around 32 people who could have passed on the picture of the question paper to others.

Answer: In accordance with standard procedures, the question papers are received at the examination centres in sealed packages and opened in the presence of at least four assistant superintendents - one of them being from the school other than the examination centre as a witness.

The CBSE has named a person behind the leak of examination papers. There is also a woman tutor in Delhi on the radar of the Crime Branch. "We are trying to trace the trail of paper leak. We have not arrested anyone so far", he said. Beyond just demoralizing and discouraging the students, the goings-on have been exceedingly traumatic for them.

"The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet", the board had said.

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