The Delhi High Court Bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul will take up hearing on the petition pertaining to the leak of the question paper online from a Manipur location on April 16, according to a new posting on the official Delhi High Court website.
The court last month directed the central government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to present a detailed report on the leak of the Class 12 Physics board exam question paper in Manipur, one day before the Physics exam was conducted countrywide.
The court refused the CBSE version that the leak was limited to Manipur, where a re-test was conducted on April 2. It said the Internet is widespread and sought a detailed report, including the number of hits the leaked page on Manipur online website received before the exam.
Each year, the CBSE prepares three sets of question papers for Delhi, rest of India and outside India and the petition filed by Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi said the question paper set for the second category for the rest of India was leaked on the internet a day before the examination date.
“The question paper was leaked, downloaded on the internet, sold in the market,” the petition said, adding that the question paper was accessible in the market for Rs 3,000.
The petitioner said since the IIT JEE examination takes into account 40 percent of the marks obtained in the Class XII examination, it is vital that the leak be probed thoroughly.
The next hearing will be on April 16 now, according to the court website.