The board is also said that they will conduct the re-examination of class 12 economics paper. Speaking to media, Javadekar said the Central Board will take a call on the fresh exam dates soon and an "announcement will be made by Monday or Tuesday". Even the Class 10 mathematics paper, which was described tough by many students, stands cancelled and a re-exam will be held but the board did not give any specific reason for this.
He said he was "saddened" by reports that the papers had leaked and asserted that he was confident that the police would investigate and nab the culprits.
With reports of a leak, parents took to social media and voiced their discontentment at the CBSE for failing to prevent the leaks. The decision comes in wake of reports claiming leak of mathematics and economics paper.
On the other hand, students from other parts of the country like Bengaluru, Guwahati, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna and Bhopal among others are upset with the re-exam decision of the Board. In a complaint to Delhi Police, the CBSE said that it received a fax on March 23 naming a person who runs a coaching institute in Rajinder Nagar area of the national capital.
Several parents criticised the board for playing with the future of the students by deciding to re-conduct the exams.
The CBSE exam leak comes as a humiliation to the state administration which was conducting the exams after a period of eight years.
The minister also spoke the fact that the papers were leaked after just half-an-hour before the examination timing.
"Police are suspecting a strong syndicate involved in the question paper leak".
The board had told, "There has been no leakage of the question paper".
A special investigation team comprising two deputy commissioners of police, four assistant commissioners of police and five inspectors has been set up to investigate the matter.