Students of Maharashtra state board will get seven bouns marks in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Chemistry paper. The examination was held on February 28, 2018. Four questions in the exam were incorrect and now Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination (MSBSHSE) will award bonus marks to only those candidates who attempted it.
After students and teachers across the state pointed out erroneous questions, the Board conducted a meeting. It was then decided that the bonus marks will be awarded. Shakuntala Kale, Chairperson of MSBSHSE, told that error was in question number 2, 3, 6, and 8. She also added that though the mistakes were silly yet it should not be tolerated and candidates who invested time on it shall get bonus marks.
The mistakes in the questions were imbecile printing errors.
In question number 3 it should have been ‘Calculate the change in internal energy’ but was mentioned ‘Calculate internal energy’. In another question, a proposition was missing, while, in a question an extra One was added. In question number 6, the chemical equation was out of syllabus and hence, the candidates will get two marks.
This mistakes changed the meaning of the sentence and left students baffled. Hence, it is valid that bonus marks should be granted. To the benefit of the students, even those will get bonus marks who wrote the question number on the sheet and left it blank.
It is truly commendable that the Board and State Govt. is thinking about the future of students and is ensuring fair awarding of marks. However, in the first place, the Board should have made it certain that the question paper was error free. Questions out of syllabus are not as big a problem as leaving silly errors in the question paper.
The Maharashtra class 12th papers are ending on March 20, 2018. The students who will appear for the exam shall be able to check their result in the month of April / May 2018. It will be declared online, and the candidates shall be able to check it from mahresult.nic.in. In order to check the result, the candidates will have to visit the website and roll number and mother’s name.
Last year, around 17 lakh candidates appeared for the MSBSHSE HSC examination and of these around 89.50 % candidates qualified. Girls performed better than the boys as the pass percentage of girls was 93.05% and that of the boys was 86.65%.
All the best to all the candidates who appeared for the examination this year. We hope that you score high in examination and do well in life. Good Luck!