New Delhi, March 30: After the CBSE class 10th and 12th paper leak, it is the CBSE's official website- that is adding to the pain of students and their parents. According to reports, the anxious students and anguished parents, who were trying to access the CBSE's official website could not find any relief as the website was down.

Experts are of the opinion that large number of people trying to access the website at the same time may have led to the failure of the website. The CBSE had earlier declared that dates of re-examination of the papers which had been leaked would be soon announced on the website. The CBSE had issued a press release on March 28 saying:

"The CBSE decided today to reconduct the Mathematics paper of class X in view of the information received about the likelihood of the Exam having been compromised' The board also took a view that looking to the circumstances that arose during the conduct of Economics paper of class XII, the Economics paper would also be reconducted. CBSE has filed complaints with the Delhi police in this regard. The Delhi police has handed over the case to crime branch. The CBSE has also instituted an internal inquiry into the matter with a view to secure all future exams. The fresh dates for the reconduct of the two exams shall be announced before the end of the weeh after, taking into consideration the dates of other professional exams and logistics."

The CBSE had earlier denied that the papers had been leaked despite the initial reports of 10th and 12th papers doing rounds on social media, had to accept later that the papers in question had been leaked and given a notice saying that dates for re-exam would be announced by the end of this week:

However, we request parents and students to not get anxious. The CBSE will put up the dates within next week, as it has promised. Very large number of people trying access to the website may down the website for a while but eventually the website shall work. Students will be updated about the re-examination dates on LatestLY as well.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Mar 30, 2018 02:53 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website