New Delhi: Social media is abuzz with complaints against the “tough” maths paper for Class 12 and as many as 240 petitions have been posted on Change.org platform, getting support from 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 Change.org appealing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to show leniency in evaluating the Mathematics paper that concluded on Tuesday” 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 including Thrissur.
“CBSE has broken the dreams of several students by setting a paper which was meant for IIT aspirants. This year 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.
Demand for grace marks in maths paper
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to HRD Minister Smriti Irani to order a probe into reported “leak” of mathematics paper of Class XII Boards.
“There are media reports that mathematics paper of CBSE Class XII was leaked. Such reports are increasing doubts in students' minds. I request you to order a probe pertaining to reports of paper leak,” he said in the letter.
Even Union minister Venkaiah Naidu had said the matter “deserves inquiry” and he will convey it to the HRD minister.
Mr Sisodia also req-uested to Irani to allow awarding of “grace marks” in this subject. “You should also take an immediate decision to provide grace marks in mathematics paper so that students could recover from hopelessness,” Sisodia said....