More transparency in the ISC checking procedure
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The ISC results which were declared on the 29th of may this year after much procrastination due to the state elections, seem to have shattered the dreams of many students.Due to the elections the time table was changed and the hard part was that there was only one day's gap between the compulsory subject, english literature and the critical subject ,biology.After such conditions the paper was tough and the correction was even tougher.
The newly implemented no-moderation policy seemed to be a great confusion.We students understood it meant that no grace marks would be awarded for tough questions. We never thought that it meant that the marks would be deducted even for the questions answered correctly.We know that we students worked hard.After all the hard work,the efforts ,the struggle , seeing marks that were even less than the prelims marks was truly devastating.I aimed to score full marks in the sciences and I toiled hard.My teachers,classmates and family are testimony to the fact that I indeed worked hard.Unfortunately the marks were way below what I expected.I couldn't score above 95 even in one subject.In two subjects (biology and chemistry) the prelims marks were better than the board marks.I'm sharing these details as I know I'm not alone.There are many more like me who are affected by the ISC board's unjust correction policies.The lives of many students could be saved if top boards like the ISC brought in more transparency in the evaluation procedure.
Here are some ideas and changes that I would like to suggest;
- The revaluation should include a complete recheck instead of just a recounting.Because it is possible that one examiner might not have checked the answers properly and after applying for a revaluation the new examiner may check them correctly.Rs 1000 are charged per paper revaluated,so students would be benefited if the board includes even a recheck.
- The answer scripts must be displayed on the cisce's official website.This is the only way that the checking can be made truly fair and transparent to all the students.Even the need for revaluation would be greatly reduced if this is implemented.The OMR sheets are displayed along with the results of exams like NEET and EAMCET. CISCE must follow the same example. If the answer scripts aren't available publicly on the official website,they can be made available to the students for a fee,like the revalustion procedure.
- Lastly but not the least the council must make adequate provisions for the mental health of the examiners.I don't mean to offend anybody in this regard but I'm saying this because I know that the examiners work under really hard conditions.The papers are evaluated by the examiners who are normal human beings and not computers. They must be under tremendous stress and tension due to which all our hard work goes in vain.The council must provide counselors,psychotherapists and social workers to look after those who correct the papers.Because our future and the nation's future lies in their hands.
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