The Hush Post: Finally, some good news for students of Class 10. As per sources, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided against conducting the re-exam of the Maths exam.
The decision was approved after a random assessment of answer sheets was done. In its assessment, the Board found out that the answer scripts surveyed did not show any major departure from the performance of students in their internal assessment.
As a result of this, the final announcement regarding cancellation of the re-exam will be issued in a few hours.
A source, talking to the Indian Express, said “There was no point putting all children through the trouble of sitting again for an examination when the impact of the leak was not evident in the answer sheets. Hence, the decision.”
This move will bring relief to nearly 14 lakh students, who were supposed to appear for the Maths re-exam.
The decision to hold the re-exam was first announced by the CBSE on March 28. Board Chairperson, Anita Karwal had received an e-mail which contained contents of the leaked Mathematics paper.
While the CBSE initially denied that the Class 12 Economics exam had been leaked, the police became suspicious after a stream of complaints began pouring in from various parts of the country. Thus, the Board eventually decided to conduct a re-exam of the Class 12 Economics exam as well.
The Economics re-exam will be conducted on April 25. The date for this had been issued on March 30.