On Saturday, the Central Board of Secondary Education Conducted the exam of English Core for class 12 students. Overall, the paper was balanced. However, some of the students faced difficulty. In the English question paper, there were no internal questions options in the novel portion. Usually, the board provides the internal choices in the six marks questions but this year, the students did not get so. The students and their parents got struck. Now the students of class 12, as well as their parents, are demanding for the grace marks.
Usually, the CBSE Board provides two options in the novels named The invisible man by HG Wells and Silas Marner by George Eliot. As per the examination pattern, the schools need to choose any one of them. So, the candidates read only one novel in class 11 and 12 both. Also, they read only the questions from one novel. But the students got the questions from only one novel. So, the candidates who read the same book did not face any difficulty while the rest of the students were not at all happy because they had to leave these questions. They faced the loss of 6 marks without any mistake of them.
Now, the students are demanding grace marks to the board. However, there is no official announcement available from the board’s side. Soon, it is expected that the CBSE Board will take the appropriate action.
According to the students, the question paper did not have the options in 6 marks questions. Otherwise, the paper was fine.
The error on the question paper was regional. The Delhi region did not have such an issue. But the regions such as Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Jammu, and Kashmir are affected by the mistake.
This year, around 12,23,29 registered for class 12 examinations. The board is conducting the exams at 4,940 centres.
On January 11, 2019, the board released a notification. As per the notice, the exams which were scheduled on March 28 and April 02, 2019 get postponed. So, now, the exams of Informatics Practices and Computer Science will be held on April April 02, 2019. Also, the exams of Philosophy, Entrepreneurship, Human Rights and Gender Studies, Theatre Studies, and Library & Info Science will be conducted on April 04, 2019.
The exams of class 12 began on February 15, 2019. The last date of the exams is April 04, 2019. The exams are being conducted in the morning shift. So, the timings are from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Class 10 exams started from February 21 and will end on March 29, 2019. The last exam is of Social Science. The timings are the same i.e. 10:30 am.