Thrissur: The Kerala Government has said that marks will not be published while announcing the results of the Class 10 public exams under the state syllabus (SSLC) this year also. Instead, students will continue to receive grades like the previous year.
Students who wish to know their marks can submit a request in this regard after two years along with a fee Rs 200. The authorities will then directly send the marks to the student.
In a reply to Antony Davis, a resident of Palayamparambu in Thrissur, the Exam Commissioner said that the SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Exam) would be conducted based on the orders issued during the previous years.
The Kerala High Court had directed the government to consider a plea by a parent which sought publication of the marks along with grades for the Class 10 exam. However, the Exam Commissioner replied that mark-based exams would cause unnecessary mental stress for children.
The Kerala Government started announcing the results of SSLC exams with grades alone in 2007. However, from the inception of this method itself there were complaints that students could not obtain seats of their choice in plus-two (class 11) based on grades.
K K Shiji of Nanmanda in Kozhikode recently approached the High Court with a complaint that announcing results by publication of grades alone sabotaged merit.
Incidentally, marks are published along with grades in plus-two (class 12) exams under the state syllabus. Colleges consider the marks to admit students.