Updated: March 16, 2016 5:42:52 pm
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 yesterday.
Students have found the Maths paper lengthy and tough. Maths helps students to score high and improve overall percentage, therefore, parents and students are apprehensive about the evaluation.
Within 48 hours of the Maths exam, that reportedly left many students in tears, students and parents from across the country have started and supported more than 100 petitions on the technology platform, Change.org.
This issue saw a debate in the Parliament today with several Members of Parliament raising concerns about the pressure students had been subjected to.
The biggest petition so far with 11,000 signatures was started by a student from Guwahati. Other petitions were started by students from Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru 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 in this Change.org petition.
“I urge the CBSE to give grace marks and be lenient in checking for the sake of young minds. They should be helping us every step of this highly pressurising journey,” said another emotional student in this Change.org petition.
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