CBSE erred in calculation of marks as revaluation of answer sheets says another story
19 June, NEW DELHI: Imagine thinking that you have scored well in all the subjects in your board exams and having to see that your marks are way less than you expected. Such an incident happened with many CBSE students whose board exam results were declared recently.
A student from Delhi, Sonali, learnt that she scored barely 68 in her Mathematics Class XII exam when she checked her results. A brilliant 99 in Economics, 95 in Accountancy and 96 in Business Studies, just 68 in Maths was baffling for her.
Another student, Samiksha Sharma, scored just 42 in Mathematics after receiving brilliant marks in English, Business Studies and Fine Arts. Her dream of going to a North Campus college almost shattered when she saw her Maths marks.
Only after Sonali and Samiksha went to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for re-verification of marks that their correct marks were revealed. Sonali's Maths score went from 68 to 95 while Samiksha's Maths score went up to 90 from 42.
However, these were not one off cases.
India's leading newspaper, Times of India, got access to a few documents which revealed that a Mumbai student, Mohammad Affan, who scored 80 and above in all his subjects scored just a mere 50 in Maths. Later it was seen that he in fact scored 90 and not 50 in Maths.
In another case, an Economics student failed in the subject according to his original marks but after verification 9 extra marks were added which brought his total to 45, which is passed.
Times of India even emailed the Board however there was no official response from their end regarding this.
A senior CBSE official however admitted that there was a large number of applications for re-verification and revaluation of marks although he did not reveal the exact number.