Students, Parents Take To Streets To Protest Against CBSE Re-Examination

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New Delhi: A day after the Central Board of Secondary Education announced that students would have to take re-test for Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects, a group of agitated students and their parents on Thursday gathered outside the CBSE office in Sector 5, Panchkula to stage protest against the same.

The decision of the re-test came after the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers allegedly got leaked on WhatsApp. The official notification of the second test is currently available on the website, which is cbse.nic.in. The exams would be re-conducted just after all the Class 10 and Class 12 tests get over on April 4 and April 12 respectively.

Earlier on Thursday, CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal said that the decision to hold re-examination of two subjects was taken in favour of the students and the new dates for the tests would be announced soon.

The minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the issue ‘very seriously’. A source said Javadekar had two rounds of meeting with the top officials, including Karwal, during the day regarding the issue.

The Delhi unit of All India Democratic Students’ Organisation also demanded a high-level probe into the CBSE question paper leak case, and said it showed the board’s “utter negligence” in conducting examinations fairly.

The crime branch of Delhi police has already questioned 25 people, including owner of a coaching centre, 18 students and some tutors, in connection with the alleged leak of CBSE examination papers.

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