The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked parents and students not to be influenced by fake messages on social media related to board examinations. With CBSE 2019 examinations are currently under way across the country.

“It has been noticed in the past that certain unscrupulous elements spread rumours by posting fake videos and messages on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, obviously with the intention of spreading confusion and panic among students, parents, schools and public,” the CBSE controller said in a public notice.

“Persons involved in such activities are warned and advised to restrain themselves from such activities. In case, any such information comes to the notice of the CBSE, immediate necessary actions will be taken as per law,” he added.

The board appealed to public to cooperate with it for smooth conduct of exams by not participating in the spreading of rumours or baseless information, the notice stated.