Students train guns at CBSE over 'tough' physics paper

Students train guns at CBSE over 'tough' physics paper

CBSE students are demanding a lenient evaluation of the physics paper

Parents and students are using online campaigns and posts to pressure the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Union Human Resource Development minister to conduct a re-exam of Class 12 physics paper, which they claimed was too ‘tough’. An online petition has already gathered over 80,000 supporters seeking liberal evaluation of the paper. 

A good number of students took their anger online, stating that no average student would be able to pass the exam.

While a few parents have asked for a liberal evaluation of the paper, others have asked for grace marks for questions which are supposedly tough for a class 12 student. They have also asked for expert opinion be taken regarding the issue.

Apart from the paper’s difficulty level, there were also concerns about the lack of time to prepare for exams. “Even the timetable has been set by somebody who was not in his senses it seems. Two days gap between Maths and Biology. But who cares. Let students go to hell. Let us only focus on elections. Modiji is also bindaas. Let education system collapse or go to hell. #cbsephysics,” tweeted Mrinal Ray.

Kumar Ashish, another user said that the paper was not set in the right pattern. “Not only tough, but the paper was also totally different from the usual pattern, and the sample issued by cbse...#cbsephysics provide grace marking,” he tweeted.

A petition on change.org demanding lenient evaluation of the paper has already gathered over 80,000 supporters’ signatures. 

“Three mark questions were way too lengthy and application based rather than the pattern we followed where they asked us to strictly follow our NCERT textbook reads the petition. 

A CBSE official said a three-step procedure would be followed. Observations are collected from subject experts on the day of exams and observations about question papers are obtained from all schools within 24 hours and information received within 24 hours of the examination from other sources is also taken into consideration.