CBSE students who wrote their Class 10 Board exam in a Hyderabad school may lose over 30 marks in their Telugu paper, due to an alleged goof-up by the exam centre, which resulted in the Telangana students getting an Andhra question
The incident occurred at the Vignana Jyothy Public School in Yousufguda on March 13, but came to light on Tuesday after parents and students gathered to protest.
The parents even registered a police complaint against the school, with the SR Nagar police.
According to reports, an error by the school administration resulted in a wrong subject code, and ultimately another question paper.
While the syllabus of the two states is similar, the Telangana version has its own historical figures from the region, while Andhra has different ones.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that the students were reluctant to write the exam, but attempted questions for 58 marks, which were part of the common syllabus, while questions for 32 marks were to be left unanswered.
The DC report also quotes a parent as saying, "The exam was held on March 15. After students and parents raised objections, the principal pacified us and said they will take up the matter with the CBSE. It’s more than two weeks now, but nothing has been done as yet."
When the Times of India contacted school principal, Aruna Kumari Jonnalagada, she said, "While registering, our Telugu teacher entered the wrong code. As she has more than a decade of experience I was confident that the code was right. Now that the goof up happened we consulted the board and made a representation."
She also assured the students that every one of them will get pass marks.