Govt favours probe into "leakage" of Class XII Maths paper

New Delhi, March 16: Government on Wednesday, March 16 favoured a probe into the reported leakage of a CBSE Class XII examination paper and suggestions that the questions were rather difficult for the students, after members from several parties raised the issue in the Lok Sabha.

N K Premchandran (RSP) and K C Venugopal (Congress) said most questions of the mathematics paper were "very difficult" and out of syllabus, while referring to media reports that claimed that the questions were leaked in the Patna region.


While even many bright students in southern India found the questions very tough, on the other hand they were leaked in north India, Venugopal said, alleging that there was a conspiracy behind it and the HRD ministry should intervene.

Premchandran said tens of thousands of CBSE students were "adversely affected" by the mathematics paper as 80 per cent of the questions were very difficult and also out of syllabus.[CBSE exams: Students allege Maths paper leaked on WhatsApp]

Ramesh Bidhuri (BJP) blamed the UPA government, saying they have set up a system which tries to "suppress bright Indian students".

It was due to the American pressure, Bidhuri claimed, that the previous government decided to have a no-fail system of examination till Class IX.

His comments drew protests from Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who said the BJP government has been in power for close to two years but he was still blaming the previous dispensation over such issues.

Making a statement, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said such an issue has "nothing to do with this side or that side. "The matter deserves enquiry," he said, adding that he would refer the matter to the HRD Ministry.


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