CBSE class 12 Accountancy paper not leaked, confirms board, might file FIR

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On Thursday, the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) said that the class 12 accountancy paper was not leaked following reports arose of the paper being circulated on WhatsApp. A statement issued by the board said that an FIR will be filed and action will be taken.

The board spokesperson Rama Sharma said, “There has been no leak of the question paper. All the seals have been found intact at the exam centers. During the process of examination, however, at local level, some miscreants have tried to play mischief by circulating messages through WA and other social media to disturb the sanctity of examination.” The media reported on the alleged leak surfaced whereas the accountancy examination was being held on Thursday morning. The Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia had ordered a probe after the reports. “Received complaints about the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked. Have asked officers of Directorate of Education to investigate and lodge a complaint with CBSE. Swift action must be taken, so that hard-working students don’t suffer due to the negligence of CBSE,” Sisodia tweeted.

The CBSE earlier this week had directed examination centers to make sure safe delivery of answer books to its headquarters following an official of a private school in the national capital was found carrying answer sheets of class 12 chemistry exam in a Delhi Metro train. The board, on the other hand, explained that secrecy of the answer books in the particular case was not been compromised with and purity of the examination has been followed. A senior official said, “The board has issued detailed guidelines to center superintendents, which includes safe delivery of answer books. They have been asked to personally ensure that such instances are not repeated.” The official added that “It has also been verified that the secrecy of the answer books has not been compromised with and sanctity of the examination has been maintained”.

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