CBSE’s decision forces 28 lakh students to retake Class X and XII exams

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A decision by the Central Board of Secondary Education will force around 28 lakh students to retake their Class 12th Economics and class 10 Mathematics exams papers after reports of alleged paper leak.

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A statement by the CBSE said, “Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the view to uphold the sanctity of the Board Examination and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the Board has decided to reconduct the examinations in the following subjects.”

The CBSE’s statement added that dates for the same shall be put up on the CBSE website within a week, the board said in a statement.

The decision will affect 28 lakh students as a total number of 16,38,428 students had registered for class 10 exams and for class 12, a total of 11,86,306 students had registered.

Reacting to the development, the Congress attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the government led by him as the ‘Paper Leak government.’ The party’s chief spokesperson, Randeep S Surjewala, said, “Modi Govt should be renamed as ‘Paper Leak Govt.’ SSC Scam jeopardised the future of over 2 Cr Youth. #CBSE Xth & XIIth class #PaperLeak has road hit the aspirations & hard work of lakhs of toiling students. Modiji, Your Govt has imperiled the future of our ‘Exam Warriors’”

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