TOI report featuring the carelessness of CBSE in totaling
the marks of students of board exam triggered a shout among parents and
children for extending the window for the marks verification. The reason for
the outcry is the report, which presented the difference of 400% in the
original marks and the corrected total marks of the students.
Students now, are not only demanding the extension of the
window for marks verification but, are also CBSE to re-open the old traditional
re-evaluation process and to provide the photocopies of the evaluated answer
sheets without any extra charges.
The deadline for filing online application for the
photocopies of the evaluated answer sheets ended on Monday but many are now
saying that CBSE should extend this date.
Shanti, Anil Kumar's daughter scored 90 plus marks in
English, Chemistry and Physics but her Math score remains only 68. However, following
the teacher's advice she did not go for the verification process as this could
hold her admission in various universities.
"We didn't go for verification, fearing it would hold
up her admission prospects. Now, after we got to know of the goof-ups, we think
we should have applied. I hope in the interest of students, CBSE reopens the
window for verification," said Shanthi Anil Kumar.
Sharan said that his brother scored single digit marks in
Economics, Business Studies and Accounts. "Going by past experience we
thought there would be no changes post-verification, but now we have got to
know that students who had got 9 marks saw them increased to 45 after
verification. Now we have doubts over the entire process of evaluation by CBSE,"
These were just few stories of the students who
are angry over CBSE's attitude towards checking the exam sheets and in an
online poll more than 70% of the respondents feel that students have the right
to seek re-evaluation and examine the answer sheets.