CBSE to take ‘remedial measures’ on tough 12th Maths paper
None, 17 Mar 2016, #CBSE Class 12th

After uproar over 12th Board Mathematics paper being tough and questions being allegedly leaked on social media prior to the conduct of the exam on March 14, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has agreed to consult subject matter experts and take remedial action before the evaluation process.

Taking into consideration the growing concerns, the CBSE said in a statement, “feedback received 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.”

The statement from the Board came out only after Members of Parliament from several parties raised the issue in the Lok Sabha on March 16, demanding a discussion.


Citing the media reports, Congress leader KC Venugopal and RSP member NK Premchandran referred most of the questions as “very difficult” and also “out of syllabus”.


Referring to the feedback from students, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu expressed concerns over the high difficulty level of Mathematics paper and assured to request for the Education Minister Smriti Irani's intervention into the issue.


"Certain questions were very tough and even bright students couldn't answer them effectively," Naidu said in the Lok Sabha.


Hours later, the Human Resources Development Ministry clarified that it had already examined the reports of the paper being leaked to students in a few States, including Jharkhand's cities of Ranchi and Dhanbad, and found the allegations false.


After that, CBSE released its statement of “remedial measures before evaluation” on its official website.

Earlier on March 14, CBSE 12th Board Mathematics examination was held across centres in India. Coming out of the centres, most of the examinees were seen upset over the “tough and lengthy” paper. In a few media reports, the allegations of being availability of the paper to students in advance in some cities also surfaced.


Hundreds of worried 12th level students and their parents filed their petitions on and pleaded the Board for lenient evaluation system for Mathematics paper. The petitions got support from all the sides, with the number of supporters growing to thousands in hours.


Students also marked their complaints about lengthy and tough Maths paper on the CBSE website and tagged their concerns in tweets to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.


Last year, in a similar incident of complaints, the CBSE had to review the Mathematics paper and give relaxation during evaluation of the paper.


Approximately 10.5 lakh students are appearing in CBSE 12th level Board examination this year all over the country. In 2015, the pass percentage of 12th standard appearing students was around 82%.


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First published on March 17, 2016

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What should I do if I fail in class 11th?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019


11th results doesn't matter soo much.If you have interest in that stream then you can ignore 11th results overall stream matters.Do focus in main papers like in PCM/PCB in Science stream.Aslo,you might have interest in other stream then you can can change stream as it is perfect time for that.Don't think about 2nd option Soo much if you chosen stream  as per your interest..

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Sir, I failed in MATHS in Class 12 board exams 2019. Now, Ive registered myself as a failure candidate to reappear in all subjects in 2020. So my question is, will i have to give practicals and submit projects of all subjects like previous year?

Piyeta Ghosh 2nd Dec, 2019

Hello aspirant

Now that you have registered yourself to appear for all the subjects , which means you are repeating 12th standard again. The board views you as a normal 12th grade student.

Hence, you have to appear for all the exams (internals and externals), practicals, assignments etc.

Hence, the answer is YES.



If a medical student with 70% in cbse class 12th board can be able to apply BITSAT form 2020?

Malini S N 2nd Dec, 2019


Candidates must have passed their class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and candidate who have opted for biology must have 75% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.So,if you have physics,chemistry and maths as compulsory subjects,then you will be eligible.Candidates must also score 60% individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

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last year I will give practical exam of all subjects and pass in all subjects but fail in theory so this time I also give practical exam ?

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 23rd Nov, 2019


Yes, you need to appear for each and every exam this time irrespective of whether you passed last year or not. Your new result will consist of new grades or marks replacing the older ones.

In supplemenry exam you need not to give all exam but just in which you failed.

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any dates for exam and prectical for cbsc link

Tamajit Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

Hi Lokendra,

The examination dates of CBSE class XII has been released but the exact routine of it is not published yet. The exact chronological routine would be published on the official website of the CBSE well before the examination. The dates of the examinations are as follows:

  • Class XII practicals: 1st January 2020 to 7th January 2020.
  • Class XII theory exams: 15th February 2020 to end of March 2020.


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