New Delhi: This may not be music to the students who have taken their class 12 exams this year. Neither the Board nor the government wants to shower the grace marks and have asked the faculties to put a rein on their liberal marking style.
This is to bring down the high cut-offs during the admissions in the colleges. Which means that the students should expect more realistic marks this time as the board is in no mood to inflate marks.
All important boards like CBSE, ISCE,NIOS, among other 32 education boards have decided to do away with the liberal marking style. The CBSE had taken the initiative and sought ministry's help to bring all boards to agree to end the marks moderation policy. This unnecessarily leads to the inflation of scores which again makes the cut-offs during the undergraduate admissions very high and unrealistic.
Reports pouring in suggest that a consensus has been reached and no education board will now inflate marks. But a CBSE official pointed that grace marks will continue to be given to low scorers on the pass-fail borderline.Earlier the Board got liberal if the standard of any subject question paper was tough. To bring parity in students' score moderation of board exam has been a common practice. But this was emerging as a major concern for academicians all across the country.