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CBSE Class 10 Maths, Class 12 Economics board exams to be held again

New Delhi: The Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics board exam will be held again over reports of paper leak, the CBSE said on Wednesday.

The dates for the retest will be announced on the CBSE website within a week, the Board said.

'The Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the view to upholding the sanctity of the Board examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the Board has decided to reconduct the examinations in the subjects,' a CBSE statement said.

Students appeared for the Class 10 mathematics paper of the Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday while the Class 12 Economics paper was held on March 26.

Students and teachers said on Wednesday the Class 10 mathematics paper was easy and scoring, and that the questions were according to the syllabus.

On Monday, CBSE had denied claims on social media that the economics paper was leaked ahead of the exam as reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp hours before the start of the exam.

'We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet,'a senior CBSE official had said.

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