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CBSE paper leak: Students, parents left angry and frustrated as board announces re-test for Class X Maths, Class XII Economics

The announcement of re-test and de-facto acceptance of the paper leak reports by the CBSE has left students and their parents angry and frustrated.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 28, 2018 19:00 IST ]
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The announcement of re-examination by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has left several students, parents and concerned citizens shocked. The central education body today announced that it will conduct the examination for Class X Mathematics and Class XII Economics due to several reports of the paper leak. 

The dates and other details of the fresh exams will be shared by the CBSE on its official website within a week, the official statement said. 

But the announcement and de-facto acceptance of the paper leak reports by the CBSE has left students and their parents angry and frustrated. 

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Several Class X students, who gave their Maths exam today, were looking forward to a relaxed time after the end of the exams, but now their wait for has been extended by an unknown amount of time. The news of re-examination for Economics paper has also come as an inconvenience for Class XII students, who would be looking at preparations for their college admissions, now they would have to worry about board exams for an extended period of time. 

Students and parents expressed their anger towards the CBSE officials, who they blamed for the exam paper leak. 

"Today I came home happily finishing y #CBSE class 10 math paper & was surprised to find in the news that the paper was leaked & we have to rewrite our exams now, like literally I don’t understand what are the officials doing (sic)," a student wrote on Twitter.

The feeling of frustration was also shared by parents, including former Union Minister Ajay Maken's whose son Aujaswi is also giving his Class X board exams. 

"My son Aujaswi studied really hard for #CBSE Class X Board Math Exams held today. His joy of finishing Board Exams was short lived. He is extremely dejected as the Math paper got leaked& this #LeakingGovt will hold the Exam again. I feel sorry for him as lakhs of other students!," Delhi Congress chief shared on the social media platform. 

The announcement of re-examination has called for a mixed reaction from students, as some deem it fair while others have termed it undue pressure on the honest students.

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"As a student of @ShivNadarSchool I strongly feel that CBSE Maths paper should be held again because it is unfair on the part of students who had worked hard. Why do u fewer giving the exam again, if u have already prepared well," a student supporting re-test said on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/revastar7/status/978945578607489024

While another said culprits and not students should be punished for the CBSE paper leak. "CBSE class 10Maths paper leaked! Ridiculous! Punish the culprit instead of playing with the psychology of students who were happy exams would be over today!! Curse be he who did it and shame on administration that it remained imbecile as always in preventing it!," the student said.

"CBSE conducting re-examination is very unfair to the students. Why should they suffer because of the board's incompetence. Imagine giving your last board exam and then something like this happens," another Class X aspirant said.

Some of the angry parents called for a protest against the CBSE. 

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