Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been instructed by the Centre to discuss about removing the disparity between marks awarded to examinees by the Board and that by various state boards.

Citing an example, Union Minister Satya Pal Singh said in Kolkata on Thursday that when students of the CBSE and various state boards seek admission in the under-graduate level of a university furnish their marksheets, it is found that their marks range from 98 per cent to 85 per cent.

Vasities then have to make a comparison between papers of various boards and make a ratio for the admission formula, he said.

"We have already sent an instruction to the CBSE to discuss with other state boards on the issue," the union minister of state for human resources development was quoted by PTI as saying.

Meanwhile, the board is now in the process of discussing the issue and reportedly considering maintaining awarding marks remained in the domain of school education department of the respective state boards.