Percentile score: CBSE, ICSE ‘liberal marking’ prompts rethink

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked the heads of CBSE, CISCE and NCERT to explore the feasibility of indicating Class XII results in percentile score, amidst reports of liberal marking by school Boards to give their students a competitive edge.

The ministry is learnt to have held a meeting on August 3 on the practice of ‘marks moderation’ and ‘grace marks’ followed by the boards. It was attended by R K Chaturvedi, chairman of the Central Board of School Education, Hrishikesh Senapaty, director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training, Gerry Arathoon, head of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, and the then school education secretary S C Khuntia, who was recently appointed chief secretary of Karnataka.

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