A consortium of CBSE-affiliated schools in Tamil Nadu has sought the cancellation of the first phase of the board’s examinations for classes 10 and 12 this year, citing “corrupt and fraudulent practices” on a large scale in a letter to officials. of the board in Delhi.
The CBSE School Administration Association (CSMA), which represents around 350 schools in the state, pointed to alleged tampering incidents, including leaking responses to school students via WhatsApp and hard copies. CSMA said this was due to poorly planned changes and the sudden implementation of a new evaluation system this year.
In the midst of a pandemic, the first phase of the Class 10 and 12 exams for multiple-choice questions (MCQ) began in November and will conclude on December 30. The second phase of the exams, for descriptive answers, is scheduled for March 2022.
The team has demanded that authorities remove the phase one exams with immediate effect.
The grades earned by students “are not a true reflection of their potential and preparation … (and) it is important that grades awarded to students have no credibility,” said CSMA.
“It is absolutely necessary to discard the Trimester I exam results entirely and the new pattern should be introduced only after adequate time is given to students and teachers, after the flaws in the existing system have been fully fixed.” said the agency. in a letter addressed to the Delhi office of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
A CBSE spokesperson was not available for comment on Friday.