The class XII accountancy paper of the Central Board of secondary education (CBSE) has allegedly been leaked on the social messaging app, WhatsApp. The CBSE class XII accountancy paper was supposed to take place on Thursday morning, i.e., March 15.
However, the paper was allegedly leaked before that. The image of this paper is being shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms since Wednesday. The leaked paper reportedly includes questions from set-II of the CBSE paper. It is being reported that the paper was allegedly leaked in Rohini and was later circulated to other parts of Delhi.
The news was confirmed by Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia to The Indian Express. “I had asked the Secretary and Directorate of Education to check and it is confirmed, the questions matches with set -II,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader said.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today said that he has ordered an investigation into complaints that the question paper for the CBSE Class 12 accountancy paper has been leaked. Copies of the alleged question paper have reportedly been in circulation on WhatsApp since last evening. The same set of papers reportedly reached Mr Sisodia.
The Central Board of Secondary Education too has confirmed the news but said that it was shocked to know about the development. CBSE said that papers are kept under tight security it is not possible for a student to leak it. The board believes that it was the job an insider.
Sisodia, who is in charge of education, tweeted that he had asked the Directorate of Education to investigate. He also said a complaint must be filed with the CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education, which conducts the exams.
"Swift action must be taken, so that hard-working students don't suffer due to negligence of CBSE," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Eduction on Thrusday issued a statement denying paper leak of Class XII Accountancy examination. “There has been no leakage of the question paper. All the seals have been found intact at all the Exam centres,” it said.
“During the process of Examination, however, at local level, some miscreants have tried to play mischief by circulating messages through whatsapp and other social media to disturb the sanctity of examinations,” the statement further read
The Board has decided to take strict action against such activities by lodging an FIR.
The Class 12 board exams have been shadowed by controversies this year. There had been allegations of the Chemistry, Physics and Business Studies exam papers being leaked. CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma had refuted claims that the Chemistry paper had been revealed.