Revaluation is a window for grievance redressal for students who feel that they have been denied justice in the normal valuation for board exams in class X and XII. But does it serve its purpose? DC probes state and CBSE streams to find answers
Kozhikode: Revaluation is often a waste of time and money though many students feel that they can improve their results of class X and XII board examinations. DC tries to find out from students and teachers about the relevance of revaluation and whether it is a fair affair.
Mr M. Abdul Nazar, treasurer, All-Kerala CBSE Sahodaya School Complex, said that there were many complaints from senior secondary students about revaluation.
“I believe that an accredited national agency with experience in conducting examinations like CBSE can rectify the mistakes, if any, and ensure justice to the students,” he said.
Education expert N. P. Narayanankutty said, “scoring well in the CBSE board exams is important because it is the percentage which decides the future of the student. Small variation in marks can make or mar their higher studies and hence the relevance of revaluation,” he said.
Questions have been raised about the CBSE revaluation process. As per the official website, the candidates applying for verification of marks will be eligible for obtaining a photocopy of the evaluated answer book and only those obtaining the same will be eligible to apply for revaluation. In most cases, the marks remain the same. Students who hope to get higher marks after revaluation get disappointed, Mr Nayaranankutty pointed out.
Aditya Nair, pursing engineering course at government engineering college, said, “I got 89 in English and 95 in all other subjects. I applied for revaluation in English, computer science and physics, but the marks remained the same. It’s just a waste of time and money. Only if you are very confident, apply for revaluation,” she said.
Rahul, 11th standard student of Central School here, said, “I got 73 marks in English though I deserved 93 (after looking into my answer sheet).
“I applied for revaluation for 15 marks but there was no change. It was just a waste of time, money and effort. So try it only if there is a vast gap between your expectations and reality,” he said....