Centre may consider remedial action over tough CBSE class 10, 12 term-1 papers

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New Delhi: Class 10 and 12 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) who are worried over their performance in the Term-1 examinations can heave a sigh of relief as Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan assured that widespread complaints over the unusually tough papers would be looked into and appropriate action would be taken.

In a meeting with the CBSE officials, the minister also said that the guidelines to modify the exam patterns are under consideration.

As reported earlier several students, parents and teachers claimed that few papers of the recently held Term-1 examinations were inordinately tough. The matter was even raised in the Parliament with demands for liberal valuation of the answer papers.

Parliamentarians like NK Premachandran and KC Venugopal had submitted complaints to the central minister in this regard.

Premachandran said that it was unscientific to include questions that seek personal opinions as a multiple choice question. He informed the minister and the CBSE officials that the question paper sets that were distributed in the Chennai-based South zone that includes Kerala was comparatively tougher.

It is likely that the valuation would be lenient in the light of the controversy. The authorities are considering various methods including allowing moderation.

Central ministers like Annapoorna Devi and V Muraleedharan also attended the meeting with the CBSE officials.

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