Since the declaration of class XII term 1 results by CBSE (Central board of Secondary Education) in March, many students have started demanding a reduction in the weightage of term 1 results. Only scores of theory papers were communicated to schools by the CBSE, as the schools already had the internal assessment and practical scores.
Many students are dissatisfied by their Term 1 scores and want reduction in the weightage of the same. According to reports, MCQs (multiple-choice questions) for Math and Accountancy were tough for the students. Also, many of them received low marks in English, Business studies and History. They have also started raising their demand on twitter.
Some private schools have also requested CBSE for reduction in the weightage of the Term 1 examination for the 2021-22 session. National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC) wrote a letter to Vineet Joshi, CBSE Chairperson, alleging that ‘unfair means and malpractices’ were adopted by many schools while marking students for Term 1 examinations. It was suggested by the NPSC in the letter, that the weightage of Term 1 exam should be reduced in the range of 20 to 30 percent, and Term II exam weightage should be increased in the range of 70 to 80 percent.
Regarding the weightage of Term 1 and Term II examinations, nothing has been announced by CBSE so far. As per some media reports, it was hinted by CBSE that equal weightage would be given to both the terms. There is expectation about the weightage being 40:60, but it is speculated that CBSE may make changes in the weightage system under consistent pressure from all stakeholders - students, teachers, and private school bodies. However, in this regard, there is no confirmation so far.
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