Many students of CBSE Class 12 complained about the the Mathematics paper being lengthy and tricky and have demanded leniency in evaluation. The Central Board of Secondary Education has set up a committee of subject experts to review and look in to the matter.
The CBSE boards posted a circular on its website saying that, "The feedback received from various stakeholders including students, subject teachers, examiners will be placed before the committee of subject experts and the board will take remedial measures before evaluation."
HRD Minister Smriti Irani, has also taken a social platform to promote the initiative taken by the CBSE in setting up a expert committee for review.
The CBSE Class 12 Mathematics Paper was held on March 14, 2016. The tough, tricky and lengthy paper has received a lot of criticism from students, teachers and parents too. Also, there were allegations made that the paper was leaked on Whatsapp leading a demand for re-test from some parts of the country.
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CBSE also provided clarification on the paper leak, that "CBSE would like to assert that report is baseless. There has been no such leakage of question paper of any kind but only two questions matched with only one question paper set. But, that is a co-incidence as these two questions are also from the NCERT Textbook."
According to Oneindia.com, the tough maths exam paper has left many students in tears. Parents of these kids have started an online campaign requesting leniency in evaluation process.
Meanwhile, social media platforms are abuzz with complaints stating the tough Class 12 Maths paper and as of now as many as 240 petitions have been signed and post on Change.org platform, getting support from 25,000 people.
"Hundreds of anxious Class 12 students and their parents have started petitions on Change.org appealing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to show leniency in evaluating the Mathematics paper that concluded yesterday," said the petition platform.
The biggest petition, with 12,500 signatures, was started by a student from Guwahati. Other petitions were started by students from Kolkata, Chennai and other cities including Thrissur.
"CBSE has broken the dreams of several students by setting a paper which was meant for IIT aspirants. This year CBSE Maths Paper was tough as well as long and has made several students cry. CBSE should come out with a statement immediately to take care of their mental agony which will help them to concentrate on their next exam," said the Guwahati petition starter in this Change.org petition.