IMPHAL, March 7 � The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct a re-examination for Physics paper in Manipur on April 2 following the leakage of three sets of Physics question papers of the ongoing All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (AISSCE) 2014 conducted by CBSE. A report on the leakage was published in Imphal-based newspaper (Hueiyen Lanpao).
CBSE Controller of Examination MC Sharma, in a notification on Friday, said, �Due to administrative reasons, it has been decided to cancel the examination in Physics for AISSCE 2014 held in the centres situated in Manipur.�
�It has been decided to conduct re-examination of Physics in respect of all centres of Manipur,� the notification added. The re-examination of Physics would be held on Wednesday (April 2) from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.
The Physics question papers of the ongoing AISSCE 2014 conducted by CBSE were reportedly leaked and sold for Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 prior to its examination day (March 5) in Manipur, Hueiyen Lanpao reported and also uploaded the said �leaked out� question paper on its website to ascertain the facts, prior to the examination day and many downloaded within few hours of the upload.
However, the Government remained silent till Democratic Students� Alliance of Manipur came out with a statement demanding to cancel the Physics paper examination and announce it as invalidated.
On Thursday, Manipur Education Minister Moirangthem Okendra convened a meeting which was attended by educationists and officials of the Board of Secondary Education Manipur and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur and discussed formulation of a monitoring policy for the CBSE affiliated schools in the State.
Expressing the need to review and re-examine the functioning of the CBSE affiliated schools here, Okendra phoned CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi and asked him to reconduct the Physics paper examination.
Meanwhile, the website of the local vernacular Hueiyen Lanpao reportedly crashed possibly due to the huge internet traffic in the aftermath of the expose. It has since resumed its normal service.