I am a student of class 10, studying at St. Paul’s School, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Through this letter, I want to raise some questions about the functioning and working of the CBSE.
This time, I was about to appear in the board exams for the first time – and so, there was tremendous pressure on me to score well. With all my strength, I studied till 3 AM for the first exam, English. When I was giving the paper, I found it easy except for two questions in the ‘unseen passage’ section. I wasted at least 15 minutes on these questions, ending up with less time for answering other questions. Still, I couldn’t find a suitable answer. I thought I had directly lost two marks on these questions. With a sad heart, I came home only to be scolded by my parents.
After some time, I came to know that the question itself was wrong and misguiding. I was very upset because if I hadn’t wasted so much time on the question, I could have definitely answered other questions from the ‘writing and literature’ part better. So, my first question to CBSE is – you are a committee of the nation’s most intelligent minds operating at a central level, but can’t you even make one question paper correctly?
I’ll now move on to the next subject, which was Science. Again, it was found out that the paper contained a wrong, 3-marks question again! What’s going on? Making so many errors repeatedly? Even we students don’t repeat our mistakes! Is the whole committee sleeping? Can’t our country’s board of education make the questions more seriously?
The last exam was the Maths paper. After the paper, my friends were talking on a WhatsApp group that the paper had actually been leaked. I thought that it was merely fake news, as I refused to believe that a CBSE question paper could be leaked. Before the exam, I had studied through the whole night. On the day of exam, I answered all the questions correctly except one. So I was confident that I would score above 77. But I came to knew that paper had actually been leaked. I was heartbroken.
Dear CBSE – later, I found out that you will be re-conducting the exam. I feel humiliated – why do the students have to pay for your mistakes? But still, I was relieved that at least, due justice would be served. But after 2-3 days, I am now hearing the news that the Maths paper will be re-conducted only in Delhi and Haryana. Why only in these two places, when the paper was probably leaked in Rajasthan and other states too? Why are the students from the other states facing injustice!? And how can you play so easily with the lives of students? Don’t you know that our future depends on your actions?
Don’t you have a sense of responsibility?
A Student Of Class 10