Immediately after the question papers were leaked, the CBSE postponed the two exams which were scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM today, a senior HRD ministry official said here.
"The exams for the 1st paper which was scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM will now begin at 12:00 PM. The second paper which was to begin at 02:00 PM will now start at 7:00 PM," the official said.
Sources said the question papers were leaked in Uttar Pradesh. About 12 lakh students across the country are scheduled to write the prestigious exam at over 1,600 centres in more than 80 cities today.
This is for the first time that the AIEEE is being held in the online mode. Nearly one lakh students from 20 cities will take the examination online.
AIEEE is conducted to gain admissions into National Institutes of Technology and other engineering colleges in the country.