The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday warned students and parents against rumours about question papers for board exams being leaked.
The board has also cautioned students against indulging in rumour-mongering and has said that action will be taken against them as per “unfair means” rules if any involvement is found.
A senior official said that “It has come to the notice of the board that certain unscrupulous elements are regularly spreading rumours on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms about a paper leak or claiming to have access to question papers of 2023 exams.”
“These persons, groups and agencies intend to fleece the gullible students and parents as they demand money in return. Such irresponsible activities create confusion and panic among the students and public. The board is vigilant and active in identifying and taking action against those spreading fake news and rumours,” he added.
Currently, for classes 10 and 12 CBSE board exams are underway and will conclude on April 5.
According to officials, CBSE is regularly intimating the Delhi police to take stern action against persons involved in circulating fake news using social media platforms under various provisions of the IPC and the IT Act.