ICSE Class 10 2015 Geography Paper Leaked

The Indian Council for Secondary Education (ICSE) held its Class 10 Board exam for History, Civics and Geography (HCG) on March 11. It is astonishing but the pre-board paper of Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, Mumbai that were given to students on January 9, two months before the Board exam was almost the same.

According to students and parents, 90 per cent of the ICSE Geography paper held in January was same as the school's paper. Many parents think it may be a case of paper leak and had asked the school principals to investigate this as soon as possible. ICSE has given assurance to parents that they will certainly look into this matter as urgently as possible.

Though an official statement put up on the CISCE website informs everybody that there will not be any re-examination for the Geography paper. The notice signed by Mr. Arathoon said, "This is to inform you that a preliminary investigation has been conducted by the Council in the matter of the ICSE 2015 Geography examination, and it has been decided that there will be no re-exam. A fact-finding committee shall be constituted to conduct a detailed investigation in the matter." This statement, however, seems not to provide insight of the allegations against the principal of a Mahim school.

Both the parents and students are just not happy with the ICSE Board's response as it seems unfair to 1.6 lakh students who appeared for the examination. This is another paper leak allegation, there seems to be certainly a need for our education system to follow transparency and fair play.