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CBSE may award grace marks for tough Class 12 Maths paper

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has indicated that it could adopt a lenient approach while examining the tough Class 12 Maths paper conducted on March 14, including awarding grace marks.

However, the nature and scope of the lenient approach during the paper evaluations will rest with the subject experts. These experts will sit after the completion of the exams in April and go through the feedback received from students, subject teachers and examiners.

The scheme for providing grace marks could be one of the options. Awarding marks for the steps attempted even if the answer is incorrect could also be considered. Many students have made complaints that they had to leave answers midway to rush to the next one for fear of failing to attempt all questions. The Maths paper conducted on March 14 has been described as unusually tough, leaving even the best of minds in tears.

Last year too, the CBSE had to review the Maths paper after similar complaints, and had provided relaxation in awarding marks.

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