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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to provide two-mark compensation to Class 10 students for a typing error in the English question paper.

The decision of the Board has come against the backdrop of a plea by several teachers and students. They had earlier approached CBSE with the plea stating that the paper held on March 12 had certain errors in the comprehension passage section.

As per the online petition, students had to read a passage and write synonyms for the words “endurance”, “obstruction” and “motivation”. However, the paragraphs they were supposed to look at were incorrectly marked.

"The typing error has been noticed and it has been Board's policy to not let students face any disadvantage. The marking scheme has been decided in interest of students and all those who appeared for the particular question will be awarded two marks," a senior CBSE official was quoted by PTI.

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The Class X and XII board examinations began on March 5 and will conclude by April 25.

Earlier, in a respite to lakhs of students, the CBSE had decided not to conduct re-examination of Mathematics paper of Class 10. This decision holds good even for test-takers in Delhi-NCR and Haryana, the two regions where the leak reportedly took place.

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