March 22, 2013, 12:00 am
Students and Parents are upset with the CBSE for not responding on the “tough and out-of-syllabus questions” set for Class XII students in maths on Wednesday. They wanted the Board to take “remedial measures” to protect the interests of the students.
They urged the Board to either reconduct the examination or at least be liberal in evaluation and awarding of marks. The Board can also consider giving grace marks for questions that deviated from the model paper supplied by the Board.
Parents are worried that the CBSE students will be at a disadvantage over students from other Boards and their prospects will be hit in the ensuing JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) that give 40 per cent weightage to Class XII marks.
“Almost all the students have done far below their potential. Some of them fear that they may not pass. This will have an impact on the subsequent exams. I doubt if the CBSE can undo the damage. This will haunt all students, as many will become ineligible for admission into good colleges.
They might not be able to pick courses of their choice. There is a need to reconduct the examination or at least the evaluation needs to be a bit lenient,” said H.K. Srinivas, a parent, whose daughter appeared for the examination.