Vikash Sharma

Amidst the allegations that around 27 marks questions in Physics paper in the ongoing Plus II examination were out of syllabus, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Tuesday admitted lapses but ruled out that the questions were out of the syllabus.

Both regular and ex-regular students appeared for the Plus II examination in Physics subject on February 22, 2024. The CHSE today clarified that after the preliminary examination, it has been observed that the questions were not out of the syllabus, rather there was choice deficit.

The choice deficit was for 19 marks, informed CHSE Examination Controller Ashok Nayak while addressing a presser on Tuesday.

When asked if grace marks will be awarded to students, the CHSE official said that the Expert Committee will review the issue soon and an appropriate decision will be taken in this regard.

“There was no problem with the question paper of ex-regular students. Only there was choice deficit for regular students. Whenever such issues crop up, CHSE always takes appropriate decisions and soon an Expert Committee will meet and take up necessary action,” said Nayak.

Usually, the Expert Committee suggests remedial measures and compensates the students with grace marks. Under this, the students who have attempted will be given grace marks as per the suggestion of the Expert Committee, said Nayak.

“There was choice deficit for 19 marks in Physics paper. Not every student will get full grace marks but marks will be awarded as per attempts made by students and suggestions of the Expert Committee as per the scheme of valuation,” Nayak added.

CHSE informed that the syllabus was changed in the month of August and already the course was completed. This time, above 95 per cent students have done well in the exam.

“Only after the completion of the exam, we will evaluate why such an issue cropped up,” informed CHSE.

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