Incorrect Instructions in 12th class Q Papers

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Dear Editor, 

12th class examinations have just started and the first day itself has been a disappointment. The question papers distributed for the first paper had mentioned the duration of 3 hours for the exam. However, in the middle of the examination, it was intimated to school authorities that the exam is only supposed to be for 2 and a half hours. How unprofessional is this approach that such an important exam is dealt with such nonchalance. What if this direction wasn’t notified to students at all schools in time? What of the less or extra minutes some students got? Examinations are all about smartly taking a test. Time management is pivotal. Now, some students would have had to rush through their exams and others would have gotten ample time. Students should not have to bear the brunt of this level of carelessness.

Had the board not had the time to change the format of the Question papers? What was it doing all this while?

Question papers are meant to be straightforward. They should be clear and succinct in the instructions that they give. In an exam that is supposed to evaluate the performance of students, we’ve got quite a view of what really needs to be inspected.

As a parent, I hope this issue doesn’t continue and is addressed immediately.

Hameeda Bhat 

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