Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry's new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same.

Exception

As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to grant marks for papers with "difficult" or "ambiguous" questions in exam papers and offer a level playing field to all students in the evaluation process.

CBSE levels up the mean achievements in the set-wise performance of the candidates, attributable to the difference in the difficulty level of different sets of question papers in the multiple-set scheme. Sources say CBSE had decided to do away with the spiking of marks and consensus was being built among states to do the same.

It often happens that in order to increase marks of students, some state boards use the moderation system spiking the overall pass percentage

An HRD ministry advisory on the matter has been issued to all states by school education secretary Anil Swarup. The practice of awarding grace marks will continue for students who need just a few marks to pass their exams, but this information has to be disclosed on the school and state board's websites.

These recommendations have been made by the inter-board working group headed by the CBSE's former chairman RK Chaturvedi. "Bunching of marks and their spiking should be completely avoided. The practice of awarding grace marks should continue to pass their borderline cases (students who are failing by a few marks)," the advisory has said.

More News
ICMAI CAT Result For January Exams Released. Direct Link Here
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (also known as ICMAI or ICAI) has released the CAT 2020 result for the January exams. The ICMAI results have been released on the official portal of the Institute at icmai.in. The candidates will be able to ...
CBSE Class 12 Physics Paper Preparation Tips By Expert
CBSE Board exam 2020:  The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE, the national level secondary education and exam conducting body, will hold the Class 12 Physics annual examinations this year on March 2, 2020, with a gap of only...
CBSE Board 2020: Class 12 Geography Paper Preparation Tips By Expert
Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE will hold the board exams for Class 12 students from February 15 to March 30 and the Geography paper will be conducted on March 23. As the exams are two months away, the students who are busy pre...
JEE Main January 2020 Result Announced; What's Next
National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the result for JEE Main January 2020 on January 17. The result was announced within 8 days of concluding the examination. This time around 9 students have scored 100 percentile in JEE Main exam. Howev...
JEE Main Result Announced @ Jeemain.nta.nic.in; Direct Link Here
The National Testing Agency or NTA has announced the JEE Main result on the official website, jeemain.nic.in (or jeemain.nta.nic.in). The JEE Main scores for the exams held in the first and second week of this month can also ...
ICAI Declares Chartered Accountants (CA) Final Result
CA final result has been announced. The CA final result is available on the official website of ICAI at icai.org.  Abhay Bajoria and Suryansh Agarwal have topped the CA exam (new scheme). In the new scheme exam, 5125 candidates have qu...
JEE Main Answer Key released by NTA
JEE Main answer key 2020: The National Testing Agency or NTA, the national level competitive exam conducting agency working under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has released the JEE Main answer key for the January edition ...
Maharashtra CET Cell Begins Application For MBA Entrance Test
The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell has begun the online application process for MAH MBA CET 2020. Eligible candidates can apply for the exam through the official CET website, 'cetcell.mahacet.org'. MAH MBA CET application process ...
IIT Jodhpur - Offer MBA Course From This Year 2020
  Jodhpur: IIT-Jodhpur has announced it will offer MBA course at its new 'School of Management & Entrepreneurship' in the academic session beginning in July 2020.The MBA programme will be a "tech-management combo", the first year of which w...
NIFT Entrance Test Admit Card Released; Exam On January 19
NIFT admit card has been released on the official website. Students who have applied for the NIFT Entrance exam can download their admit card from the website. The entrance exam will be held on January 19 for both UG and PG courses. Students would ne...