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CBSE test leak seen by 1600

New Delhi, March 31 (PTI): The Central Board of Secondary Education has told Delhi High Court that over 1,600 people had surfed the websites where the leaked Class XII physics question paper was uploaded.

The question paper was leaked in Manipur on March 5, prompting the board to reschedule the exam in the state to April 2.

A bench headed by acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed, which is hearing a PIL seeking a re-examination across the country, asked the board to further probe the incident.

The CBSE said certain websites that uploaded the leaked question paper got over 1,600 hits, of which 500 were from Delhi and only 16 from Manipur.

The bench has asked the CBSE to report to it by April 16 whether these netizens should take a re-examination.

The PIL said the CBSE had “admitted” that the question paper was leaked and circulated on the Internet and sold for a “very minor consideration” of Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000.