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Why doing the Math was a tough task

Poor performance in Maths paper brought down aggregate scores of students across state.

Published: 22nd May 2016 06:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2016 07:00 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: A majority of the students, who got their CBSE Class 12 results on Saturday seems disappointed with their scores in Mathematics.

Though they secured good marks in other subjects, the marks secured in Mathematics seems poor and according to students, the Mathematics paper haunted them as it had ‘tougher’ questions.

Even in the city, students have scored less in Mathematics and the aggregate scores of students has dipped in the subject. However, this did not make any impact on the overall pass percentage. The school managements expressed concern over admissions into engineering courses where Mathematics is being considered for preparation of the rank list, including CET ranking.

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Jyothsna Nair, Vice-principal NPS, Koramangala, said, “Traumatic was the only word for that Mathematics paper and students were put through unnecessary distress and pressure. They were left in tears. The board needs to take into consideration that it was a culmination of 12 years of their study. It should have been tailored for average students. But only excellent students could have completed this paper.”

A principal from a city-based school said, “In a class of students with 190-plus, a majority of students secured 85-plus in all the subjects except Mathematics, where the score freezed at 73%.”

Soon after the Math exam was held on March 14, 115 online petitions from students and parents were started from across the nation. The online petitions demanded leniency in marking and evaluating. Following this, the board had also issued a statement claiming that remedial measures would be taken.

Now after the results, looking at the Mathematics score, parents, teachers and students feel that they had just issued a statement, but did not take any action before announcing the results. 

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