CBSE class 12 English paper: Students complain about out of syllabus question

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 March 2019, 10:56 PM
The CBSE board exams 2019 is being conducted at 4,974 examination centres across the country. (Representational Image)
The CBSE board exams 2019 is being conducted at 4,974 examination centres across the country. (Representational Image)

CBSE class 12 exams for core subjects began on Saturday and like every year, the examination started with English paper. However, students faced some tough time during the paper as there was an out of syllabus question. According to students, they have to study one out of two novels – Invisible Man and Silas Marner as there is an internal choice to choose one between the two. But students complained that in the CBSE class 12 English exam 2019, questions from both the novels were asked. According to reports, the Board set one question each from both novels at question no 11 and 12 without providing any choice.

The CBSE Board has agreed to the goof-up and said that no student would be put on a disadvantage because of the error. “There is no error in the question paper. A committee always sits to finalise marking scheme for questions while checking the response by students,” CBSE spokesperson was quoted as saying by indianexpress.com.

“There is a mechanism to take care of such issues before finalising the making scheme so that students are not out to any disadvantage,” reads an official statement issued by the CBSE board.

The CBSE board exams 2019 is being conducted at 4,974 examination centres across the country. This year, a total of 12,8,359 students are appearing for Class 12, out of which 7,48,498 are boys and 5,38,861 girls. While in Class 10, out of the total 18,27,472 students, 10,70,579 are boys and 7,56,893 girls.

After facing multiple cases of exam paper leak last year, CBSE had issued an advisory for students and parents just a week before the commencement of exams that they should be aware of any kind of rumours on social media and avoid panicking. “It has been noticed in the past that certain unscrupulous elements spread rumours by posting fake videos and messages on social media platforms, obviously with the intention of spreading confusion and panic among students, parents, schools and public. We appeal you to cooperate with us for smooth conduct of exams by not participating in spreading of rumours information,” the CBSE said in a statement.

First Published: Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:46 PM
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