Guwahati, March 17: A day after the Class 10 state board exam of all Modern Indian Language (MIL) subjects, including English (IL), was cancelled following the leak of Assamese paper, the tests have been rescheduled to April 1, state Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said on Friday.
In addition to Assamese, the other MIL subjects are Bengali, Bodo, Hindi, Manipuri, Hmar, Nepali, Mizo, Khasi, Garo, Karbi and Urdu. Students study English (in lieu) instead of MIL Assamese in Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts. Assam HSLC Board Exam Science Paper Leak: Opposition Demands Resignation of Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu.
Uploading a notification of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), which conducts the exams, Pegu said the tests for all MIL and English (IL) have been rescheduled to April 1 from March 18.
This is the second time that a test of the class 10 state board examination exam had to be cancelled and rescheduled. The general science question paper of the examination had leaked on March 12, and the test scheduled on the next day was cancelled. The general science examination will now be held on March 30. Assam: 2 More Held in Class 10 Paper Leak Incident, Total Arrests at 27.
On Thursday night, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Assamese paper has also leaked, and advised the SEBA to cancel the exam and reschedule it.