Union govt has set ball rolling on bringing about a convergence in core syllabi of science subjects and question paper designs across State and central boards.
The move acquires importance because of a perceived lack of parity in the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry and Maths across boards.
Board examination marks now get weight in the IIT-JEE, though this will go from the next year. Many feel that the lack of parity may deny a level-playing field to students from across the country in any admission that counts Class XII marks.
In the CBSE Class XII results, just 0.9 per cent of the students could cross 95 per cent marks, which is “a very small number”.
There have been reports claiming that the CBSE is already inflating marks of students so that they may compete with students from State boards.
The “moderation” process was never undertaken for students scoring 95 per cent and above.T he exercise is complex as State boards have to be brought on board for it.