CBSE Class 10 students demand grace marks for 'out of the syllabus' questions (Representative Image)
CBSE conducted language papers for Class 10 on Saturday, March 09. But the question paper of Kannada failed to satisfy the examinees. According to media reports, many students have taken to social media to protest about the ‘out of syllabus’ questions being asked in the CBSE 10th Kannada Paper 2019.
The total number of marks attributed to out of the syllabus questions differed from one student to another.
In line with the general trend, students and parents are awaiting an official response from the CBSE on this matter. Students have asked the board to take necessary steps to grant grace marks to the students in lieu of the questions that were asked from outside the syllabus.
Earlier in the week, students from science stream reported that the Physics Subject question paper which was held on March 5, 2019, was very lengthy and tough as compared the previous year trends and even the sample paper released by the Board. Many students had complained that the CBSE Physics paper was too lengthy to be completed within the designated 3-hour duration.
In another similar case, 12th Class students reported a similar problem in the English language paper. While the questions asked in the English language paper were not out of syllabus but the board had failed to provide adequate options for long-answer questions. There are two novels prescribed for class 12 students and students were instructed to prepare anyone. However, in the exam questions were asked from both the texts without the option to choose anyone. This posed a problem for students who had either prepared only one text or were taught only one of the two texts in school.