Many parents are furious following reports that in the ongoing CBSE board examinations Class 10 maths and Class 12 economic question papers were leaked. As a result of these leaks, the CBSE was compelled to announce a re-examination in both the subjects.
Evidently, a leak of this magnitude has brought officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the CBSE to re-evaluate the current mechanism under which exams are conducted.
The aim is to implement a stronger system, thus ensuring that such leaks do not happen again in the future. In response to this requirement, the board has proposed a solution.
“One option being discussed is to have electronically coded papers, the key to which will be given only one hour before the exam to the centres and they will print it in the presence of observers,” a senior official at CBSE told The Hindu. Presently, these question papers are stored in bank lockers and released to the test centres only prior to the examination, the publication reports.
Other reports indicate that the Delhi Police are conducting raids across various locations in the national capital to nab the alleged mastermind behind the examination.
Earlier this week, the CBSE academic unit had received a package containing four sheets of handwritten answer papers of the economics exam slated to be held later that day, reports ABP News. Inside this package was a letter which alleged that the papers were leaked and circulated through WhatsApp numbers.
With reports of a leak, parents took to social media and voiced their discontentment at the CBSE for failing to prevent the leaks.
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Meanwhile, Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, shared a student-driven change.org petition detailing their frustration, and sought greater accountability from the board.
“The CBSE leak is a disgrace & accountability is essential. Officials must be culpable, yet it is innocent students who will be punished,” Tharoor said.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)