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Odishatv Bureau

The CBSE has reportedly accepted that the passage in one set of Class 10 English paper was not in accordance with its guidelines for the setting question papers.

The CBSE, in a circular, clarified that the passage in Class 10 English paper has been dropped and full marks will be awarded for the passage to all the students concerned.

"A passage in one set of the English Language and Literature paper of CBSE Class X first term examination held on 11 December 2021, is not in accordance with the guidelines of the board with regard to setting of question papers. In this backdrop and on the basis of feedback received. from stakeholders, the matter was referred to a committee of subject experts. As per their recommendation, it has been decided to drop the passage No.1 and its accompanying questions of the Question Paper Series JSK/1. Full marks will be awarded for this passage to all the students concerned," according to the circular issued by the CBSE.

The Board 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."



Earlier today, the Board had referred the matter to subject experts after the passage went viral on social media with users calling out the board for supporting "misogynistic" and "regressive opinions" and hashtag "CBSE insults women" trending on the microblogging site Twitter.

In the class 10 exam conducted on Saturday, the question paper 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.

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