Stay alert: CBSE's stern warning against spreading rumours on board exams

CBSE has issued a stern warning against fake news and rumours surrounding Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2024, urging vigilance and cooperation from students, parents, and the public.
Stay alert: CBSE's stern warning against spreading rumours on board exams
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a stern warning against the circulation of fake news and rumours regarding the upcoming Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2024. CBSE claims that various individuals and platforms have been spreading rumours of paper leaks and fake links of sample papers.

In a notification titled 'Against rumours and fake information about upcoming CBSE Class X & XII Exams', the board has issued a stern warning and action against such misconduct.

CBSE reiterated that the annual examinations for Classes 10 and 12 are scheduled to commence on February 15, 2024, and will continue until April 2, 2024.

RUMOURS ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Unscrupulous elements have been attempting to spread false information about paper leaks and fake question papers, causing unnecessary panic among students and parents, it said.

MISCREANTS DEMANDING MONEY FOR QUESTION PAPERS

"Miscreants also circulate fake pictures/videos of question papers which they claim that they have access of question paper which could be made available against payment of money," it added.

"These persons, group and agencies intend to fleece the gullible students and parents as they demand money in return," it said.

CBSE'S VIGILANT STANCE

The board is actively monitoring the situation in collaboration with law enforcement agencies to identify and take strict action against those responsible for spreading misinformation "under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the IT Act."

ACTION AGAINST UNFAIR MEANS

Parents are urged to counsel their children against believing in or participating in any activities that disrupt the smooth conduct of examinations.

PUBLIC ALERT AND REQUEST FOR COOPERATION

Cooperation from all stakeholders is essential to maintain the sanctity of the examinations and uphold the credibility of the education system, it noted.

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Stay alert: CBSE's stern warning against spreading rumours on board exams

CBSE has encouraged individuals to report any instances of fake news or rumours to the board via email at info.cbseexam@cbseshiksha.in.

Source: India Today

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