Only 11 students out of the 670 students cleared the math test conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB).
These students (670) were the one who scored nearly perfect marks in the math objective exam and zero or minimal in the subjective test of the math. Of the 11 passed students, six were able to pass the exam only after they were given 5 marks as grace.
GSHSEB conducted a hearing over such variations in the marks in objective and subjective paper in which many students revealed that the answers to objective questions were dictated by the teachers.
After listening to the students, GSHSEB asked the education department and respective district education officers (DEOs) in written to take action against the errant teachers.
“There are nearly ten examination centers in Dahod, Mahisagar and Tapi (all tribal-dominated districts) where blatant malpractices have been reported,” said GSHSEB chairman A J Shah.
It is the second consecutive year in which such a huge difference in the marks in subjective and objective exams have been reported due to the malpractices in the exams.
“In the previous year, 79 teachers were identified. Eventually, nothing happened since the board can only seek action and not act being a toothless body,” shared a board member.