The re-examination of the Class XII Economics paper will be conducted on April 25.
In another related plea which sought retest of both the Class 10th Maths and Class 12th Economics paper, the bench sought to know from the CBSE on what basis the decision was taken by the CBSE for not holding the Class 10 Maths exams.
During the hearing, the court was informed by the CBSE that it has issued a notification that Class X mathematics examination will not be re-conducted as they can not afford to hold it again and make over 16 lakh students appear in it. CBSE, however, issued a notification saying that it can not afford to conduct the examination again.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar rejected the plea filed by an NGO, Suniye, seeking to either change the date of re-examination of class 12th exam or make it optional on the ground that the decided date was close to some entrance examinations, including National Defence Academy (NDA) and engineering.
Social Jurist had sought that the CBSE be directed to hold the Class 10 exam in April, if required, and not in July as it had proposed earlier. It is outside our purview.
"As you are saying NDA exam is clashing". The trial court had held the five men guilty for the offences under IPC sections 376 (D) (gang rape), 395 (dacoity), 366 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention). "It will be anarchy", the court said in a statement.
The court also heard a plea filed by Ashok Agrawal where he was seeking to get the CBSE conduct the class 10 Mathematics board exam in April.
The CBSE also said that another reason was that Class 10 was a gateway to Class 11 and therefore "remains largely an internal segment of school education system".
Class 12 economics paper was leaked in handwritten format three days prior to the exam on March 26 and Class 10 maths paper was leaked five days prior to the exam on March 28.