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The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has reportedly dropped two experts of English and Sociology subjects from its paper-setting panels. The experts had been in the eye of storm since the Term 1 Board examinations, held in November-December 2020.

According to the Indian Express report, CBSE has also set up a committee, which will be headed by former Controller of Examinations Pavnesh Kumar, to review its paper-setting process.

Controversy erupted over a question asked in the CBSE Class 12 Term 1 Sociology paper. The question was asked with multiple options. Question: “The unprecedented scale and spread of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in 2002 took place under which government?” Options: “Congress”, “BJP”, “Democratic” and “Republican”.

However, what courted a major controversy was a question set for Class 10 English exam that carried a comprehension passage with sentences like "emancipation of women destroyed the parent's authority over the children" and "it was only by accepting her husband's way that a mother could gain obedience over the younger ones", among others.

The Board was brutally trolled and condemned for both the questions. Later, CBSE had to drop the passage and issue a clarification stating that question was not in accordance with its guidelines for setting question papers.

CBSE had further said, "To ensure uniformity and parity, full marks will also be awarded to students for passage No 1 for all Sets of the question paper Class X English language and Literature."

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