The Central Board of Secondary Education will not hold a re-examination for the Class 10 mathematics paper despite the question paper leak, School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on Tuesday.
In a tweet, Swarup said the decision was taken “keeping in mind the paramount interest of students”, and after evaluating the impact of the leaked papers. It applies to all centres, including Delhi and Haryana.
According to a report in The Times of India, the decision was taken after answer sheets showed that the leak had little impact on the outcome of the exam. “If a student has done poorly in internal assessment but exceptionally well in the main paper, and this is at variance with his other papers, then we might examine the result more carefully,” the report quoted an unidentified official as saying.
The board earlier announced that it will conduct a fresh exam for the Class 12 economics paper, which was also leaked, on April 25.
On Monday, the Delhi High Court agreed to hear a petition filed by Class 10 student Rohan Mathew on April 4. Mathew’s plea said a re-test was a violation of the students’ fundamental right, and sought a court-ordered investigation into the question paper leaks.