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SC dismisses pleas challenging CBSE's decision to hold Class XII Economics re-test
April 4, 2018, 1:15 pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed all petitions associated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) question paper leaks.

The Apex Court, headed by Justice S. A. Bobde and also comprising Justice L. Nageswar Rao, dismissed five petitions after not finding any merit in their respective pleas. The question papers of class XII Economics and class X Mathematics exams held on March 26 and March 28 respectively, were leaked on Whatsapp. The pleas were in connection with challenging CBSE's decision to re-conduct Economics exams for Class 10.

Supreme Court said decision to hold re-exam is CBSE's prerogative and the judiciary will not intervene in this matter.

In a major relief to lakhs of students, the CBSE has decided against holding re-examination for Class 10 Mathematics paper anywhere in the country. Officials in the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Tuesday said that the decision was made after analysis of the answer sheets revealed that the leak did not have a widespread impact. However, Class XII Economics students – save for those in schools abroad – will have to take the re-examination. “Consequent to the preliminary evaluation of the impact of reportedly leaked CBSE Class 10 maths paper and keeping in mind the paramount interest of students, CBSE has decided not to conduct re-examination,” secretary for School Education, Anil Swarup said.

“Internal inquiries, analysis based on available material and inputs received from police investigation points to the fact that the leak may have been confined to a few alleged beneficiaries,” an official statement released by the CBSE on Tuesday reiterated, adding, “The trend of random evaluation so far, for the Class X mathematics paper, does not indicate sudden spikes or unusual patterns, thus giving impression of widespread benefits of the alleged leak.”

Source: DNA

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