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25,000 and counting: Students pour out woes

Published Mar 17, 2016, 3:34 am IST
Updated Mar 17, 2016, 3:34 am IST
Over 240 petitions filed through, demanding action over tough Class XII Maths paper.
Students in a discussion with a teacher at an examination centre before they appear for CBSE examinations. (Photo: PTI)
 Students in a discussion with a teacher at an examination centre before they appear for CBSE examinations. (Photo: PTI)

Bengaluru: CBSE students and their parents have launched over 240 online petitions through, demanding remedial action from the board over the tough Class XII mathematics paper.

The petitions have got the support of over 25,000 people. Within 24 hours of the mathematics exam, which reportedly left many students in tears, students and parents from across the country have started the online campaign for leniency in evaluation.


“Hundreds of anxious Class 12 students and their parents have started petitions on appealing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to show leniency in evaluating the Mathematics paper that concluded yesterday," said the petition platform.

The biggest petition, with 12,500 signatures, was started by a student from Guwahati. Other petitions were started by students from Kolkata, Chennai and other cities.

“CBSE has broken the dreams of several students by setting a paper which was meant for IIT aspirants. This year’s CBSE Maths Paper was tough as well as long and has made several students cry. CBSE should come out with a statement immediately to take care of their mental agony which will help them to concentrate on their next exam," said the Guwahati petition-starter in this petition.


Meanwhile, an online petition launched by the state II PUC students against the tough mathematics paper has become an instant hit and has become one of the top trending themes, with more than 10,000 students signing the petition within two days. It was launched by Saket Ravikumar, a II PUC student.

“This years’ II PU mathematics paper was very difficult. It left many in tears, despite the hard work that they have put in for the exams. II PU Board exams are extremely important in a person’s life and it plays a big role in shaping their future. PU Board's action could ruin the lives and careers of hundreds of students across the state.


Leniency during evaluation could be of great help. This will only happen if the PU Board understands our problem, which is why signing this petition could help the students. Please sign the petition and share it,” he has said, urging other students to join the campaign.

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