Karnataka HC comes to aid of CBSE student asked to repeat exam for bringing mobile phone to exam hall

The student submitted that the phone, which was brought inadvertently, was submitted to the invigilator prior to the exam. As such "cancelling the very exam violates the rule of proportionality", the Court said.
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students writing board examsThe Indian Wire

The Karnataka High Court recently quashed a Memorandum issued by CBSE directing a student to repeat an exam in grounds that she had resorted to "unfair means" after she was found to be carrying a mobile phone in the exam hall prior to the exam.

In doing so, the Court opined that cancelling her exam and asking her to re-take it would violate the rule of proportionality.

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