CBSE to set up a committee of subject experts for mathematics

As students of class XII across the country complained about a lengthy and tricky Maths paper and demanded leniency in evaluation, CBSE set up a committee of experts to look into the matter.

March 16 2016, the CBSE in a circular on its official website said, "The feedback received from various stakeholders including students, subject teachers, examiners will be placed before the committee of subject experts and the board will take remedial measures before evaluation."

The Mathematics paper which was held on March 14 2016 had received a lot of criticism from students and teachers across the nation. Following allegations that the paper was leaked the previous night, there was a demand for re-conducting the paper from some parts of the country.
Board officials said students will be marked for following correct steps to solve a Question even if they failed to get answer right. More than 10 lac students all over the country appeared for the exam.

Students complained that they had to do lengthy calculations even for a one-mark question. For four-mark questions, calculations extended to pages.

The CBSE echoed prominently in Parliament too with the govt promising an inquiry into the reported paper leak and complaints that the questions were extremely difficult.