On 16th of March, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu ensured students that he would discuss the issues of tough Maths exam and question paper leak with Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also urged Irani, stating that “…Media reports said the mathematics paper of CBSE Class XII was leaked… I request you to order a fair probe pertaining to reports of paper leak.”

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), after receiving various complaints from CBSE students and their parents about the tough and lengthy Maths paper, has consoled by stating that the board will take remedial measures before evaluation of the paper.

Public Relations Officer of CBSE has notified that, “The CBSE Class XII Mathematics paper was held on March 14, 2016.The feedback issued 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.”

Petition for Lenient Evaluation

Social media is overflowing with the petitions and complaints of students and parents. 372 students signed a petition on the forum, Change.org, for CBSE XII Maths paper being too tough. The biggest petition to ‘Give grace marks in CBSE Maths exam 2016 for Class XII’ with 16,728 supporters, was started by a student from Guwahati. This number (of supporters) is increasing every minute.

A petition captioned “Why us?” on Change.org stated, “The paper was extremely lengthy and tough compared to the last 10 years. Since NCERT is the prescribed book for Board exams, we expect the questions to revolve around the concepts of this book. But this year, the paper was not in context to the NCERT. There were questions that the NCERT book does not have.”