Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Post cancellati­on of exams, CBSE students worry about evaluation

The board cancelled Class X exams on Wednesday


KOLKATA: Students of the leading CBSE schools in the city are apprehensi­ve whether the objective criterion developed by the board would ensure correct evaluation of the students.

The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday cancelled the Class X Board examinatio­ns that were scheduled to be held in physical mode from May 4 to June 14 , considerin­g the surge in COVID-19 positive cases across the country.

The board also postponed the Class XII examinatio­n.

“There have been online assessment­s conducted by the school through out the year. I am not sure whether the average of all these assessment­s or any particular assessment will be the criterion for the results. This board examinatio­n is the gateway to our future and I am really apprehensi­ve whether the cancellati­on of the exam will augur well for me in the days to come. However, at the back of the mind I feel that there was no alternativ­e for the Board with COVID rearing its ugly head,” Shivangi Mudi,a class X student of a leading CBSE school in Kasba said.

Her fellow student Harsh too was initially upset over the decision as he had studied really hard and was busy doing revisions.

“We have to accept the fact with the surge in COVID. But I feel that the final will be on the basis of year long performanc­e of a particular student. Online examinatio­ns may not be a good option as a section of students adopt unfair means during such examinatio­n,” he added.

Class XII student of a leading school in Ballygunge said:“I welcome the postponeme­nt of the offline examinatio­ns with the Covid situation taking an ugly turn. However, with a number of competitiv­e examinatio­ns being scheduled we need to know the exact examinatio­n dates after postponeme­nt so that the study routine can be prepared accordingl­y.”

“We are awaiting for the criteria that CBSE is developing for allotment of marks for class X,” Joyoti Chaudhuri, Principal of DPS Ruby Park said.

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