CBSE To Compensate Students For 'Typo Error' In Class 10 English Paper: Report

After the English Class 10 paper goof up, the board today confirmed to Times of India that the students will be compensated according to the marking scheme which is to be prepared by the board.

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CBSE To Compensate Students For 'Typo Error' In Class 10 English Paper: Report

CBSE class 10 and class 12 board examinations began on March 5

New Delhi:  After the English Class 10 paper goof up, the board today confirmed to Times of India that the students will be compensated according to the marking scheme which is to be prepared by the board. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted class 10 English paper on March 12 as part of its annual all India secondary level examinations. Teachers, parents and students across the country had criticised the organisers after they were left confused over an error in passage section.

After students and teachers raised concerns about the paper, a CBSE official had then assured NDTV that the board will look into the matter before the finalisation of marking scheme which is to be prepared for evaluation of this paper.

"This has been brought to the notice of board. It will be ensured that no student is put to any disadvantage," a board official told NDTV.

"The board will take care of the matter before the finalisation of marking scheme which is to be prepared for evaluation of this paper," the official added.

"Q.no. 1.3 had wrong paragraph numbers mentioned in the paper and as a result of that, a few students were baffled and expect CBSE to compensate the marks during the evaluation," a teacher who reviewed the English paper told NDTV then.

K K Choudhury Controller Exams, CBSE told Times of India over phone from New Delhi that the confusion was caused because of 'a typo error'. "We have decided not to put any student on disadvantage. The students will be benefited definitely and it will be taken care of at the time of marking scheme to be prepared by the board,"Mr Choudhury told the paper.

However, contrary to some reports which suggested 2 marks to be given to the students, the board official confirmed to the daily that number of marks would be decided later after marking scheme is released.

Further, the board officials clarified to Press Trust of India that no decision has been taken yet.

"Evaluation is a very secretive process. Though the marking policy is always decided keeping the interests of students in mind, but an expert committee examines whether it is an error in the first place or not and how students' interest can be safeguarded," a senior CBSE official told PTI.

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The class 10 and class 12 board examinations began on March 5 and the class 10 examinations will be concluded on April 4 while the class 12 examinations will be over by April 13.

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