HYDERABAD: In what appears like a reckless mistake on the part of a school management, as many as 24 Class-X students of a city school were forced to answer Telugu question paper - meant for Andhra Pradesh - in the ongoing Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams. Though the exam was held on March 15, SR Nagar police registered a case against Vignana Jyothi Public School on Tuesday following a complaint from parents.
The students were given Telugu question paper of Andhra Pradesh which had questions for 58 marks, the same as Telangana Telugu paper. But, for the remaining 32 marks, the questions were completely different for the two states, which the students could not answer.
When contacted, Aruna Kumari, principal of the school, said, “Telugu teacher of our school was entrusted with the responsibility of picking the question paper code given by the CBSE. In this case, the teacher selected question paper code pertaining to Andhra Pradesh whereas our students follow Telangana state Telugu syllabus.”
Aruna Kumari said, “We have not received any response from the CBSE as to what can be done now. No action will be taken against the teacher and our focus now is on how to solve the problem.”
However, parents are worried after continuous negotiations with the school management failed and lack of response from CBSE.
J.Poojitha, a former actress and parent of one of the students, says, “We had not gone to police till today as we hoped that the school would solve the issue as the fault was entirely theirs. Attempts to get a response from CBSE in Chennai also failed.”
“The CBSE officials fumed at us, asking us that why were we contacting them while the school had been dodging the matter by putting the blame on the CBSE. Therefore, we finally lodged a complaint with the police,” she said.
Students worried about their CGPA
Students are worried over their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Says P Charitraryan, “There were at least seven students among us, including me, who were expecting a perfect 10 CGPA. We worked hard the entire year and now because of the school’s mistake we might lose it. On the examination day we were panicked after seeing the question paper and almost one hour was wasted in discussing what to do next after which we attempted the questions which were from our syllabus.”