CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam 2015 Row: CBSE issues circular to review marking scheme
CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam 2015 Row. On March 28, Saturday, the Central Board of Secondary Education released a circular stating that the marking scheme for the maths paper, held on March 18, will be reviewed. Students can now heave a sigh of relief as the announcement has brought some justice to the disappointed students. The circular, issued by the board on their website, stated as follows:
“the decision was taken after the board received feedback from various stakeholders, including students, subject teachers and examiners. The committee of subject experts will review and finalize the marking scheme to be followed for evaluation in the interest of students.”+
Ever since the acknowledgement of the difficulty level, which was higher than the last ten years in CBSE class 12 board Maths exam 2015, students have been enraged and the social networking sites were flooded with criticism and worry expressed by students, teachers and parents. There has been an uproar of protests on social websites like Facebook, Twitter and G-plus; parents and students have been demanding justice from the board. Teachers were also writing to the board seeking solution for this issue. An online voting was established by a leading newspaper to vote for the difficulty level of this paper on twitter.
The Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani had received a letter from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Parents’ Association (KVPA), Kerala. The letter had requested to conduct an improved exam in mathematics for Class XII CBSE students. The exam was reported to be unusually difficult and created a panic among students, parents and teachers. The letter stated “an improvement exam in a normal pattern hitherto followed should be conducted to ensure that a fair chance is made for students to score good marks.”
Along with requests for an improvement test, there have been demands from various quarters to consider giving moderation to students. The students and CBSE counselors had also written directly to the Central Board of Secondary Education’s head office in Delhi informing them about students’ disappointments and doubts. Agitated students of class 12 also wrote emails to the CBSE director.
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