They repeatedly alleged that there was inconsistency in Class 12 results. Parents began streaming on the MSBSHSE divisional head officer demanding the internal marks to be re-entered into the marks cards.
Sunil Chauhan, Pune Division Board Chairman, at first denied that was any goof-ups, but later caved in under pressure of angry parents and announced to review the mark sheets of 10 students who had come to the office. "I am sure there are no goof-ups. Once the mark sheets are released on June 6, everything will become clear. There is no way there could have been any goof-up on our part. If parents still insist, they can apply for revaluation and get everything verified," said Chauhan.
"Tomorrow we will declare the re-checked result of the 10 students whose roll numbers we took today. The other parents have given their wards numbers. We'll check them and declare the result by Tuesday," he added.
Parents felt that the process of revaluation shall take time of more than a month, by the time where the admissions would have completed. Parents said that inconsistency were found in four subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
They demanded photocopies of answer sheets for no charge and also that the board put them up online. Parents and students also demanded that the admission process to colleges for medical, engineering and pharmacy among others be postponed. While the admissions are based on state common entrance test scores, a minimum of 50% score in HSC is also a requirement.
"There is Nothing Wrong with the Results", Argued the Board.
After the papers were checked Mr. Chauhan said "We checked the papers and also their practical marks. But there was nothing wrong. We also showed one of the parents the answer sheet. I am sure this is the case with everyone."
"Parents should wait till the mark sheets are in hand, that is June 6 and then check the marks obtained individually in theory and practicals. If after that they feel that there is still something wrong, they can apply for re-evaluation," he added.
State board chairman, Sarjerao Jadhav said there was nothing wrong in the assessment of HSC answer sheets. He further said "It is impractical and impossible to put up all the answer sheets of 12 lakh (12 lakh x 6 papers) students online. Parents should try to understand that there is nothing wrong with the board results. They should follow the proper channel and wait for June 6 when the mark sheets will be given to the students. They can then check for themselves and apply for photocopies of their answer sheets and get them checked from their college teachers. If they still feel there is something wrong in the assessment, they can apply for re-evaluation and then we will do the needful."
On 1st June (Saturday), about 200 parents and children tried to enter the Pune division office but were stopped by the police personnel at the entrance of the board building at Shivajinagar. The parents alleged that since the junior college teachers were on strike during the exam period and there was a delay of 21 days in paper assessment, the teachers checked the paper in a hurry which might have led to mistakes.
Anil Deshmukh, general secretary, Maharashtra State Federation of Junior College Teachers Organisations said, "It is true that there was a delay in assessment due to strike, but the checking has been done properly. Parents can apply for re-evaluation, and they will see that due care has been taken while checking the papers."