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CBSE planning to implement electronically coded question papers

CBSE planning to implement electronically coded question papers

New Delhi: The MHRD and CBSE officials will have a meeting over implementing a stronger system to protect Question papers from leaking in future after Class 10th Maths and Class 12th Economics Paper were allegedly leaked on social media ensuing declaration of re-examination of the two subjects by the CBSE Board.

According to a top official, “One option being discussed is to have electronically coded papers, the key to which will be given only one hour before the exam to the centres and they will print it in the presence of observers,” contrary to the practice of keeping printed question papers in bank lockers and delivering these papers to exam centres just before commencement of the exam, Hindu reports.

The paper leakage ensued declaration of re-examination of the two papers by the CBSE Board.

Initially, the CBSE Board denied the allegations of Economics paper leak but later accepted and issued a circular which read: “With a view to uphold the sanctity of the board examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students, the board has decided to re-conduct the examinations…”

Meanwhile, the opposition took to Twitter to react to the paper leak scandal.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “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’!”

While Former union minister Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “The CBSE leak is a disgrace & accountability is essential. Officials must be culpable, yet it is innocent students who will be punished.” He shared a student petition on change.org that reached him: ‘Why should innocent students suffer for leaked paper of CBSE exams?’

Congress leader and former union minister Ajay Maken also tweeted but it was about his son who had worked hard for the exam and will now have to take the exam again.