CBSE Class 10 English Paper Row: Full Marks to be Awarded to All Students for Controversial Passage

To ensure uniformity and parity, full marks will be awarded to students for Passage No. 1 for all sets of the question paper Class 10 English Language and Literature, CBSE says releasing an official statement.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 13, 2021 14:32 IST
CBSE Class 10 English Paper Row: Full Marks to be Awarded to All Students for Controversial Passage
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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced to award full marks to all students for passage 1 of Class 10 English question paper. Taking to its Twitter handle, CBSE on Monday, December 13 said that after receiving the feedback from stakeholders it is decided to drop Passage No. 1 from the Class 10 English (Language & Literature) term 1 exam that was held on December 11, 2021. Hence, the full marks of Passage no-1 and its accompanying questions will be awarded to all students who appeared in the CBSE English exam.

Earlier, it was reported found that a Passage in one set (JSK/1) of the English (Language & Literature) paper of CBSE Class 10 term-1 exams 2021 was not in accordance with the guidelines of the board. The questions asked in the Paragraph created controversy after students and teachers filed dissatisfaction with the Passage.

According to the CBSE, after receiving the feedback from stakeholders, the matter was referred to a committee of subject experts. After getting the nod from the committee the passage No. 1 and its accompanying questions of the question paper series JSK/1 have been dropped. In this scenario, the board will award full marks of the Passage to the students. 

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CBSE Class 10 English Passage Marks to all students 

"To ensure uniformity and parity, full marks will be awarded to students for Passage No. 1 for all sets of the question paper Class 10 English Language and Literature", read an official statement from the board.

While the issue sparked the controversy, on Monday, NSUI lambasted the centre government calling questions asked in the Passage on women disgusting. NSUI tweeted, "Passage on women in CBSE's English question paper is very shameful & utter disgusting. Through the new education policy, the Modi government is working to promote the misogynistic ideology of RSS, we will continue our fight for #ShikshaBachaoDeshBachao against this narrow mindset".

Earlier in the day, the issue was raised by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the parliament.