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Students demand lenient marking in CBSE class 12 Physics exam, online petition goes viral

Over 97,000 have signed an online petition asking CBSE for lenient marking. The Board, however, follows an official protocol before finalising a marking scheme.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2020 1:09:18 pm
cbse,, cbse physics, cbse physics online petition, cbse class 12 physics exam, education news CBSE Class 12 Physics exam was held on March 2. (Express Photo by Manoj Kumar / Representational image)

CBSE class 12 Physics: Students who appeared for the class 12 Physics exam have started an online petition for lenient marking at The exam was conducted on March 2 and as of March 4, the petition had received over 97,000 signatures. Students are also taking to Twitter and appealing to the Board with the hashtag ‘#CBSEPhysics’

The petition asked CBSE to be ‘liberal’ with the “students’ future” as the exam had left many “disappointed”. It mentions, “This is not fair as the previous batches had the moderation policy and the succeeding batches would have a reduction in the syllabus.” It adds, “The questions were very tricky and it was a very difficult paper. CBSE should have given more time to prepare for such a tough subject. We are all extremely disappointed.”

As reported by earlier, experts had found the exam to be more difficult than previous years. This year, the exam pattern had changed and the 20 questions for one mark each were found to be difficult by students. Pradeep Paul from Genesis Global School had said, “Since this was the first time that one mark questions were to be introduced, the hope was that they would be easier.”

Talking to, CBSE official commented, “Observation schedules are sent to all schools and as per the protocol, schools can raise their objections within 24 hours of the exam. The observations are put forth to subject experts before finalising a marking scheme.”

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