The CBSE issued a circular informing about the re-examination and said dates and other details for it would be posted on the board’s website.
“The board has taken cognisance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. 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 for the following subjects,” it said.
Dates for the re-examination of the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers would be posted on the CBSE website within a week, the circular added.
Meanwhile, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government was conducting an internal inquiry into reports claiming that the papers had been leaked.
A new system would be put in place from Monday to ensure no leaks take place and that there is no injustice done, Javadekar said.
Panic had gripped Class 12 CBSE students on Monday after claims were made on social media sites 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.”
“The source of the circulation of this information is not known yet,” the board had said.
On March 15, the Delhi Government had said it had received complaints of the Class 12 CBSE accountancy paper being leaked.
The government had ordered a probe, even as the board denied any leak.
“There has been no leakage of the question paper. All the seals have been found intact at all exam centres. However, at the local level, some miscreants may have circulated messages through WhatsApp and other social media platforms to hurt the sanctity of the exam,” the board had then said.
(With inputs from PTI)