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Decision of retest in favour of students, says CBSE chief

The remarks came a day after the CBSE, in a circular, said students will have take re-test for Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects.

education Updated: Mar 29, 2018 20:19 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Students protest over the alleged paper leak, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Students protest over the alleged paper leak, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on Thursday. (PTI Photo )

Under attack over the board paper leaks, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson Anita Karwal on Thursday said the decision to hold re-examination of two subjects was taken in “favour of the students” and the new dates for the exams would be announced soon.

The remarks came a day after the CBSE, in a circular, said that students will have take re-test for Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects.

“We have taken the decision in favour of the students and in utmost fairness. Very soon we will announce the dates (for re-test). Any further decision would also be taken in the favour of the students,” she said.

“Students don’t have to worry about anything. We are with them,” she added.

The Congress has demanded the sacking of Karwal for the alleged lapse.

The opposition party has also pressed for the resignation of human resource minister Prakash Javadekar and a probe by a high court judge.

Javadekar had termed the CBSE examination paper leak issue “unfortunate” and said culprits would not go scot-free.

The Delhi unit of All India Democratic Students’ Organisation also demanded a high-level probe into the CBSE question paper leak case, and said it showed the board’s “utter negligence” in conducting examinations fairly.