The Bihar School Examination Board informed the students, which appeared for the class 10 examinations that they would be granted full marks for the answers which are marked as incorrect in answer key provided.
“As soon as I got the information that there are dozens of mistakes in the answer key of science, social science and mathematics papers given to the evaluators, I asked the examination cell to look into the matter,” said BSEB chairman Anand Kishor on Monday.
A three tier level committee has also been formed to look into the matter which comprises of BSEB secretary Anup Kumar Sinha academic director AK Pandaya and chief vigilance officer Sudhir Sirvastavan this regard.
“The committee will inquiry into the matter and the teachers who prepared the answer key of these subjects will be blacklisted. The committee will also ensure that there is no mistake in the answer key of other subjects of Class X board exam. They will also ensure that such mistakes are not committed in future,” Kishor said.
Further Kishor added that the evaluation work for the matriculation class 10 exams is over and it would be impossible for the evaluators to go through every answer of the booklet again hence, for every wrong answer in the key, the candidates will be awarded full marks.
“The decision taken by the board is injustice to those who have given the right answers as those who answered wrong will also get full marks for nothing,” said Bihar Secondary School Teacher’s Association (BSSTA) general secretary Shatrughan Prasad Singh.
“We found so many problems in objective-type questions, but we can only guess how many errors were in the subjective ones. We had warned the board and the state government not to rope in primary and middle school teachers, but they didn’t pay heed. Now, who will pay the consequences? The board has played with the future of the children,” Singh said.