The largest body for conducting school exams in India — Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is inflating marks of its students.
Reportedly, CBSE is doing this to protect the students from a drawback on the assumption that other boards are doing so too.
According to a report in Times Of India, during the process of standardisation CBSE has given around 16 extra marks maths exam for class XII students in the all-India set of papers, while 15 marks in the Delhi.
Though CBSE doesn’t segregate subjects according to the streams, a physics, chemistry, mathematics and English core Delhi student may have ended up with a cumulative of 42 extra marks.
“There is a very unhealthy competition going on between the state and national boards. This should be nipped in the bud. We have seen what is happening in one of the colleges, where 75% to 80% of students are from a single board. This calls for a rationalization of marks before things worsen,” former CBSE chairman Ashok Kumar Ganguly told to TOI.