The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has registered an FIR against “unscrupulous persons” alleging circulating fake videos streaming on YouTube and other social media platforms claiming to have access to original question papers of class 12 accountancy, chemistry, English and class 10 mathematics and science papers.
In an official release, the CBSE said, “The papers on these websites have been scrutinized and 100% have been found to be fake.” The board stated that fake information is being circulated to “thwart the good efforts of the board and to create panic and confusion among the students”
An FIR has been registered against the “unscrupulous persons” who have circulated ‘false’ video “for personal and professional gains”, according to the CBSE. The CBSE has also written to the Delhi Police to take suitable and strict action against miscreants under provisions of IPC and IT Act.
"In order to conduct examinations in a smooth manner, the Board has also released instructions to all the students and parents to be aware of fake news regarding paper leak, availability of question papers prior to the examinations on various platforms including social media, which is circulated by unscrupulous persons for creating panic and confusion among students," Board's public relation officer Rama Sharma said to NDTV.
"The Board has located a number of uploads available on You Tube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers of subjects in which examinations are yet to be conducted such as - Accountancy, Chemistry, Geography Class XII, English, Mathematics and Science of Class X. An FIR has been filed today in this connection," she added.
About the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the largest education board in India that looks after the development and propagation of secondary and higher secondary education in India. The board has been the part of the long history that has seen the development of school-level education in India. In the year 1952, the CBSE took the final shape that it operates today. Currently, the CBSE Board conducts annual examinations like CBSE 10th Board Exams and CBSE 12th Board Exams along with several other entrance tests.