There has been huge errors in totalling marks in class 12th Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations with number of applications for verification of marks reaching to unprecedented level, a media report said on Sunday. According to a Times of India report, many students have reported discrepancy in their marks with some scoring even half than their actual score. The 60 samples accessed and analysed by the newspaper showed error as high as 400 per cent.
A Mumbai student named Mohammad Affan, who scored 80% and above in all his subjects, scored just 50 in mathematics. After verification, his revised marks came as 90. In another instant, an economics student who was 'failed' with 9 marks ended up with 45 after verification.
A senior CBSE official admitted that the number of applications for verification of marks has been unprecedented, although he didn't reveal the exact number, the report said.
The CBSE allows verification of marks and re-evaluation is possible only after a court order.
A senior official with the CBSE exam branch agreed that there were mistakes in the process. He said that the difference could be due to various reasons — mistakes in totaling of marks, incorrect transfer of marks to the title page (the front of the answer books) and detachment of supplementary answer books, the daily reported.
The CBSE declared the results of class 12th examination on May 28 after a delay due to court proceedings.
The Delhi High Court order had ordered the board to continue with the moderation policy, which had been scrapped by the CBSE.
Moderation policy refers to a practice in which students are given extra marks in subjects regarded unusually difficult, or when there have been differences in the sets of question papers.