Plus One revaluation: Officials start issuing revised mark lists

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Thiruvananthapuram: The authorities have started rectifying anomalies and began to issue revised mark lists following widespread complaints over the announcement of higher secondary results without including the marks obtained in revaluation.

The results are usually declared by adding up the marks obtained in both the first and second years. However, this time, when the final results were declared, it was found that many who had gotten higher marks in revaluation were not awarded the same.

With the lapse leading to complaints from several districts, steps have been initiated to revise the mark lists. The action, in turn, has resulted in changes in the grades of many students. At the same time, a few students who received higher marks during the revaluation now stand to lose the grace marks allotted for non-academic activities.

Students who score marks above 90 percent are not eligible to receive grace marks. Hence, the grace marks allotted to all students who received over 90 percent marks during the revaluation have been withdrawn. With this, the grade levels of students in many subjects have changed. Meanwhile, there have been complaints about the authorities failure to completely rectify the anomaly even now.

Anil M George, General Secretary of the Higher Secondary School Teachers Association (HSSTA), attributed the widespread complaints to a major slip-up committed by the Higher Secondary Examination Wing. This was the first time that such widespread complaints were being reported, he pointed out.

Education Minister V Sivankutty, though, sought to allay the concern. Noting that the marks of about six hundred students could not be included in the final results due to a technical glitch, he said there was no need to worry at all. "The issue was resolved yesterday itself, and the revised mark lists have been made available. The issues faced by the remaining students, if any, will be addressed within a couple of days," he added.

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