After a long debate, the CBSE is finally planning to do away with the tradition of giving grace marks to the students in class 12 board exams from the next academic session.
According to the report from Times now, the board is planning to dispose-off its moderation policy which is the main reason for the soaring marks in class 12.
Earlier, on April 25 CBSE announced that it will no longer continue its moderation policy by the means of notification but in a reply to plea filed by the students, Delhi High Court instructed the board to continue its grace marks policy, for this year.
Statement form the board official
According to the report by Times Now, a senior board official said "they want to ensure true marks of students are reflected in the board examination and to maintain the pass party, marks of students are moderated. This is unfair to those who work hard as moderation is not applicable if a student gets 95 marks or above".
Statement from Prakash Javadekar
While commenting on the grace marks policy, the Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on June 24 said that "generous marks distribution of marks will soon stop. I will stop bad practices in the field of education".
"Students have to work hard to earn marks. It isn't possible that everybody scores 100 out of 100 in all subjects. There should be some restrictions while awarding marks,"Javadekar added.
Also, there are speculations that from 2018 there will be a single paper for all students throughout India which was earlier followed by three different sets of papers as this will eliminate the need of moderation policy.