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NRI students relieved as CBSE decides not to hold re-exam

SHARJAH: Thousands of Indian students in the UAE who have appeared for Class X and XII annual examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, heaved a sigh of relief as the board announced on Friday that it will not hold re-examination of Class X Mathematics and Class XII Economics outside India.

On Wednesday, the board had announced that it will reconduct the Class X examination of Mathematics and Class XII examination of Economics, following reports of paper leak in India.

The Class X Maths examination was held on Wednesday, while Class XII Economics exam was conducted on Monday.

On Friday, the board declared that it will conduct the Class XII Economics paper for all candidates “except the students in CBSE schools located abroad” on April 25.

Regarding Class X Mathematics, the board said that the paper leak was restricted to Delhi NCR and Haryana, thus “re-examination will not be considered for any other state except Delhi NCR and Haryana.”

Ashok Kumar, CEO of the Indian High School Dubai, welcomed the decision as a positive step which has ended students and parents’ stress.

UAE-based students also welcomed the decision. Sahrish Saleem Desai, a Class X student, said, “Of course, I am very happy. Otherwise it was going to be very hard to manage studies of Class XI and prepare for the re-examination at the same time.”

Another student Tanisha Agal said she was confident of scoring good marks in Maths as the paper was easy, but she was scared ever since the board had announced its decision to hold re-examination.

Nimisa Bhagchandani said, “I am really happy and relieved to hear this news. I think this is the correct option as the paper had only been leaked in some areas and all students should not bear the consequences for the unethical doings of a few people.”

Saamia Mujeeb said that she was not scared of re-test, but the board’s decision had ruined her holiday plans. “Today’s decision has given a boost to not only mine, but every student’s holiday plans. We are finally able to enjoy this mini-vacation of ours, without giving much of a thought to studies,” she said.

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