Published: 03rd March 2020
CBSE students post change.org petition seeking leniency in Physics paper evaluation
The CBSE Class 12 Physics paper was difficult for most candidates and most students claimed that the toughest was the MCQ section
Students appearing for the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Class 12 board exams this year started a petition on the Change.org platform on Monday asking for lenient marking in their Physics paper. The students who appeared for the exam, providing a universal consensus, have stated that the question paper was tough and tricky at the same time. The Class 12 Physics exam was conducted on March 2, 2020, at various centers spread across the country.
Fathima Shahal, a CBSE student from Kerala first filed the petition on the popular petition website on Monday. "Physics exam this year was the trickiest and toughest one that has [sic] happened so far. There were a lot of lengthy and application-based questions. Most of the questions from the atoms and nuclei chapters and also the five mark questions were hard. This is a call to all students to make sure that lenient correction takes place [sic]. A failure would mean all our hard work goes to waste. Sign this now and save yourself," states the petition. The petition requires a total of 500 signatures, out of which 459 signatures were received in just 24 hours.
Several students and supporters of the petition have shown concern over the Physics question paper being difficult and tricky this year. "Class 12 Physics CBSE questions were difficult and we were not able to answer the question properly. We students are hoping for some remedial action regarding this," a CBSE student wrote while signing the petition. "The Physics CBSE question paper was tough and was not asked based on a plus two-level. The CBSE should do the needful when it comes to evaluation," another petitioner wrote.
According to a Hindustan Times report, students in Lucknow, Prayagraj and Chandigarh found the CBSE Class 12 Physics paper to be difficult and a tad bit lengthy. While some students in Kolkata said that it wasn't easy to solve but at the same time not too difficult either.