CBSE Class XII economics re-exam on April 25; no re-test for Class X

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Exam blues.

The re-examination of CBSE Class 12 economics paper has been scheduled for April 25, while the plan to conduct CBSE Class 10 mathematics re-test has been shelved.

The Supreme Court (SC) has reportedly dismissed all petitions related to the CBSE’s question paper leaks, saying it won’t interfere with any of the Board’s decision on a re-exam.

The apex court also turned down a plea for a CBI inquiry into the leaks of the Class 10 Mathematics paper and the Class 12 Economics paper. It dismissed a batch of petitions filed by students and parents, media reports said.

The petition filed by Girija Krishan Varma and Sahil Tagotra, counsels on behalf of parents Monica Sharma, Rashmi Arora, and Mahinder Pratap Singh, of CBSE Class 12 students reportedly said the re-test jeopardizes many career plans for the CBSE Class XII students. However, the court his dismissed the plea.

Earlier, CBSE had decided against conducting the re-exam of CBSE class 10 maths after evaluating the impact of the leaked paper and keeping in mind the best interests of the students. The decision has come as relief for more than 1.6 million Class 10 students, including nearly 200,000 from Delhi-NCR and Haryana.

The class 12 economics and class 10 maths papers were held on 26 March and 28 March, respectively. On 28 March, CBSE announced it would re-conduct Class 12 economics and Class 10 maths examinations as both papers were leaked. The decision has upset majority of the students across the country who had been protesting since last week.