Angry students blamed the government and the CBSE for playing with their future.
Annoyed with the CBSE and the government for the leak in the Class X Mathematics and the Class XII Economics papers, students continued to raise their voice in protest. A group today gathered near the CBSE head office in Preet Vihar, East Delhi, but were stopped from entering the office by Delhi Police. Finding the main gate locked, the students tried to block the Vikas Marg road outside the office, but were stopped by the police again.
“Students tried to block the road, but we got there in time and stopped them doing so,” said a police official present at the CBSE head office.
On Friday, CBSE announced a re-examination of the Class XII Economics paper on April 25, but a re-examination date for the Class 10 Mathematics paper is yet to be decided.
However, Education Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday tweeted, “I am amazed to see headlines in some news channels about confusion over re-test. Out of 16 lakh students, more than 14 lakh students of Class 10 will not have to give retest in Maths. This is final decision [sic].”
With jeopardised holiday plans, clashes with entrance dates, another round of tuitions and, above all, the "phobia" of taking the examination again, it is no surprise that Class X and XII CBSE students across the country are in a terrible mood.
Students blamed the government and the CBSE for playing with their future. Students were also angry that they had had to cancel holiday plans after a hectic exam schedule and would now have to prepare for another round of coaching classes and a retest.
“Why are we being punished for no fault of ours?" said the students. “The authorities should have ensured the papers weren't leaked. Why should we suffer and go with their decision? What about students who have started preparing for entrance exams? How will they manage a retest with the extrance exams?" said Gaurav Dixit, student of Class X in Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar.