In a major decision, the Central Board of secondary education (CBSE) yesterday has scrapped the moderation policy under that grace marks are given to students in exams for tough questions. The scrapping of the moderation of marks would lead to lower cut-offs in school admission.
The decision came in when a high-level meeting was held within the national capital organized by the CBSE and attended by school Education Secretary Anil Swarup.
Reasons behind this moderation scheme decision:
The move comes after CBSE requested MHRD to develop a consensus on fully removing the marks moderation policy in order that the process of obtaining admissions gets easier
The CBSE has opined that a unilateral scrapping of the policy would put its students at a drawback during undergraduate admissions and considered it necessary that all state boards agree to it, as reported by PTI.
Under the moderation policy, students are awarded up to fifteen per cent additional marks in certain papers if the questions are deemed to be tough
Further, as reported, 32 school boards have agreed to scrap the policy of “marks moderation” from this year
However, the observe of grant grace marks can still make sure that a student clears an examination if he or she desires a few marks to do thus
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