#March4Education, #LeakingGovt: People tweet frustration over CBSE leaks

New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 28, 2018, 09:28 PM(IST)

Around 1.2 million schoolchildren appeared for the CBSE Class XII board exam. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

People today vented their anger and frustration on Twitter after the Central Board of Secondary Education announced re-examination in Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers amid reports that the papers had been leaked.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken tweeted how his son and many other students were feeling dejected following the reports.


"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! (sic)" he tweeted.

Lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan questioned whether any exam or selection process is "scam-proof" in India.

"#Vyapam,AIIMS, #SSC & now #CBSE exam leak through WhatsApp. Is there any exam or selection which is safe&scam proof in India? Even after PM's app leaks our personal data to US firm, our govt tells us that Aadhar data is safe behind thick walls! Incredible! (sic)" he posted on the micro-blogging site.


Pranav Viju, a candidate for the Class 10 examination, said he was "surprised" to read reports about the 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)," he tweeted.
Student activist Shehla Rashid expressed solidarity with the students who will have to take the examinations again.

"We are in solidarity with students and youth protesting against CBSE Exam paper leak. We will struggle and force our politicians to take our future seriously. Vyapam, SSC & CBSE Leaks have made a mockery of education. #March4Education."

Many other students also took to social media to express their displeasure.

"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," Reva said on Twitter, urging students not to fear taking the exam again.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala attacked the Modi government and said it should be renamed as a "paper leak government".


"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'! (sic)," he said.

CBSE has issued a circular, informing about the re-examination and said dates and other details for it would be posted on the board's website.

Panic had gripped Class 12 CBSE students on Monday after claims were made on social media that the economics paper had been leaked.

The CBSE had denied the claims, saying "We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked."

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today said the government was conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers had been leaked.

He said a new system would be put in place from Monday to ensure no leaks take place. 

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