HRD Ministry forms panel to suggest fool-proof exam conduct

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New Delhi: A view of CBSE headquarters at Preet Vihar in  East Delhi. PTI

New Delhi: A view of CBSE headquarters at Preet Vihar in East Delhi.
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The HRD Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the CBSE conducts examinations. The move follows massive outrage over the leak of Class 10 mathematics and the Class 12 economics papers last week.

The panel, headed by former HRD secretary VS Oberoi, will also suggest measures to make the process “secure and foolproof through the use of technology” and submit a report by May 31 to the ministry.

“The government had yesterday constituted a High Powered Committee, comprising experts, under chairmanship of VS Oberoi, ex-Secretary, MHRD, to examine the process of conduct of CBSE exams and suggest measures to make it secure and foolproof through the use of technology,” the HRD’s School Education Secretary, Anil Swarup, said.

The development comes amid criticism over the conduct of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams, following reports of leaks.

New Delhi: Students protest over CBSE paper leak in New Delhi, March 30, 2018. PTI

New Delhi: Students protest over CBSE paper leak in New Delhi, March 30, 2018.
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The HRD Ministry had last week announced the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 economics paper on April 25. However, on Tuesday, it had decided against conducting Class 10 mathematics re-test.

The Delhi Police had registered two cases involving the leaks.

The first case, related to the leak of economics paper was lodged on March 27, while the other pertaining to the leak of mathematics paper was lodged on March 28, following a complaint by the CBSEs regional director.

The examinations for the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economic papers had been held on March 28 and March 26 respectively.

(With inputs from PTI)