LSS exam: Several students miss out on scholarship over cut-off mark anomaly

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Malappuram: Thousands of students allegedly lost the Lower Secondary Scholarship (LSS) after the results were published without following the order issued by the Joint Commissioner of Examinations, Pareeksha Bhavan.

The results of the exam that was conducted in May this year, were published last night. Out of 99,980 students who wrote the LLS exam, 10,372 students became eligible for the scholarship. The pass percentage is 10.37%.

The LLS exam is for a total marks of 50. Those who score 30 marks would be eligible for the scholarship. However, the Joint Commissioner of Pareeksha Bhavan had issued orders, during the various stages of evaluation, stating that two questions of one mark each were cancelled due to various reasons.

Question 14 of Part C Environment Studies and 23rd question in Maths have been cancelled. So, the total marks got reduced to 48. As per this, the cut-off marks too should have been reduced to 28. But, when the results came out last night, the cut-off marks were still 30. The students who scored 28 and 29 marks didn’t qualify for the scholarship. For instance, 10 students in two schools in Malappuram lost scholarships.

Meanwhile, teachers complain that thousands of students might have lost scholarships across the state.

USS Exam
Meanwhile, out of the 81,461 students who wrote the Upper Secondary Scholarship (USS) Exam, 10,511 students became eligible. The pass percentage of this exam is 12.9%.



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