The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today warned students against a fake news audio being circulated on social media claiming that students will be awarded grace marks due to an error in the Class 12 accountancy paper.
“It has been brought to the notice of the Board that in the name of Controller of Examinations, CBSE purportedly quoting an audio message, a fake news report is being circulated claiming that the Accountancy Term-1 of Class 12 held on 13th December Due to error in the paper, grace marks will be awarded till ’06,” the board said in an official statement.
“The content in the published news reports is completely baseless and false. No journalist has spoken to the Controller of Examinations, CBSE in this regard and no such decision has been taken by the Board. Therefore, CBSE warns the public that they Don’t fall prey to it. In your own interest to have such unverified news,” it added.
In the purported audio message, the ‘controller’ was saying, “Don’t worry students, if you attempt 28 to 31 questions correctly, you will score around 38 marks. CBSE will award up to six grace marks to the students”.
A day ago CBSE decided to give full marks to all students for questions in a comprehension passage, which was scrapped following outrage over the board allegedly supporting gender stereotypes and regressive norms.
The board also announced constitution of an expert committee to review and strengthen its question paper setting process to avoid such incidents in future.