The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the results for the term 1 board examinations. However, days after the announcement of results, several private school authorities have reached out to the Board and urged the officials to reduce the weightage for the CBSE term 1 and 2 examinations for the ongoing academic year.
It has been alleged that various schools have adopted malpractices for helping the students score well in the term 1 examinations. As per a Hindustan Times report, the Board is yet to decide on the weightage of marks for both term 1 and 2 examinations. The same will be finalized after the term 2 exams are over.
The plea was submitted by the National Progressive School Conference (NPSC) which is an organisation of more than 122 private schools in the city. Since the exams were conducted in the home centres, many schools have allegedly used unfair means to help their students score well in the exams. Through the letter to CBSE, the NPSC has sought for a 20-30% weightage for the term 1 examinations.
Another stakeholder from a private school has also stated that the schools did not get enough time to train the students for the term 1 examinations. Moreover, there were ongoing concerns regarding the manner in which the exams would be conducted. As such, giving massive weightage to the term 1 exams will not be fair to the students.
What do students say?
Students on Twitter have also taken a similar stance regarding the reduction of weightage. They are of the opinion that reducing the weightage would be the only fair choice for students who have appeared for the exam with honesty. Moreover, many students have also been discontented over the results.
Additionally, some have even suggested alternative ways of announcing the results. In the tweet attached below, the user has suggested that the Board should give more weightage to the best out of the two terminal exams. Alternatively, CBSE should increase the weightage of the term 2 results since many students are unhappy with the term 1 results.
However, it has been understood that the weightage of the term 1 results is less than that of term 2. Though the exact percentage has not been announced by the Board yet, students seem to be happy about it. Despite that, they have urged CBSE to reduce the weightage up to 20-30%. The ratio that the students and teachers have agreed upon is a 30:70 weightage for term 1 and 2 exam, respectively.