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Students happy with CBSE’s call on moderation policy

cities Updated: May 27, 2017 17:45 IST

LUCKNOW Thousands of Class 12 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board have welcomed the board’s decision to continue with the moderation policy after the high court order.

The move will pave way for students to avail the option of choosing the college of their choice in the country for higher studies.

“I can’t thank God enough for the grace marks that I will get thanks to the moderation policy,” said Komal Gandhi, a student of Study Hall.

She adds, “I am not saying that students should be handed out marks like any goodies but the timing of taking back the privilege was bad. They should have told us before the exams but I am glad it is all over now.”

Her friend Kuhu Srivastava from the same school said, “I’m glad they’re continuing with it this year so that they have more time to plan better for next year’s moderation policy.”

Students are equally happy with the fact that the CBSE will also not delay their results.

“We feel thankful to the CBSE for deciding to obey the HC order and not going to the Supreme Court, said Ujasha Tripathi, a Class 12 student pursuing Humanities from Manipal public school.

Students of GD Goenka School too are relaxed. Varuni Rai, a student said “The news has been a great reliever. My plans of studying abroad will not get affected as Ivy League Universities consider the percentages of students.”

Abhijeet Chaurasia, another student said, “Since several boards have already declared the result, CBSE students would have suffered if the moderation policy had been discontinued at this juncture.”

Ashok Yadav, of Class 12 Science of St Anjani’s Public School, Rajajipuram Lucknow plans to join the Armed Forces. He has heaved a sigh of relief now that moderation policy is in force. Very strict marking could have jeopardized his ranking in entrance test.

Other students from the same school, Indra Bhaskar and Ujjawal Baudh, Science stream, are targeting IIT. They feel it will not have much bearing as it is the entrance test which will unlock the gates for them and not percentage of Board, beyond a point. Danish Sheikh, Abdul Ahad and Avinash Verma are happy that their grades will improve. They rue not being serious enough for studies in Commerce stream. But moderation policy will help them sail through.

Principalspeak

Students are happy with the CBSE decision of not approaching the Supreme Court to challenge the recent Delhi High Court verdict on moderation policy. Further delay would have led to more anxiety amongst students since they have been waiting to take admission in various colleges. I wish all the students best of luck for their result. They must remember that there is more to life than just percentage.”

Anupama Shukla, principal, Manipal Public School

Students were left in a lurch because of the recent developments in CBSE. The cut-offs would have certainly gone down but also the percentages scored by the students. Such news before the declaration of results created a lot of panic among students. Since some other boards have already declared the result, CBSE students would have suffered if the moderation policy had been discontinued at this juncture.

Raveen Pande, principal, GD Goenka Public School

There should be uniformity in allocation of marks across all boards. Such last minute changes create unnecessary chaos and confusion

Nishi Mathur, principal, St Anjani’s Public School, Rajajipuram