To make up for the errors carried in the Class 12 board exam in Engineering Graphics (EG) subject, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to award full marks to those who attempted question number 3 that created confusion among the students.
In its four-day meeting with subject experts and teachers, the board has decided to give full marks to students.
"We have come to the conclusion that all candidates should be given full marks ignoring the correctness of the answer. The benefit of doubt will be given for sure to all those who have put their time and energy in attempting this question," said a subject teacher, who attended the meeting on marking scheme with CBSE officials.
The diagram and dimensions didn't match in the said question. The question was related to assembly and disassembly of machine parts.
Students are very happy with this decision. "This decision will boost my morale for competitive exams. I was unhappy over my performance in the board exam and have been pondering over this issue for many days. My parents were worried about the impact of this exam on my performance in other exams and competitive tests that I will take up in the coming days," said Shubham Lamba, a student of Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar.
The subject is an integral part of competitive exams for admission in architecture at undergraduate level.
"It is a wake up call for question paper setters and the board. The board's question paper of this subject has been carrying errors for past couple of years. Several complaints by parents and students have fallen on deaf ears. It was a wake up call and the board has decided to take precautionary measures from next year onwards," said an official, on condition of anonymity.