Secondary Education Minister K Parthasarathy, on Wednesday, made it clear that the government would not give any grace marks for the physics paper of the 2nd year Intermediate examination, in which approximately 2 lakh students failed this year.
Addressing the parents who staged a dharna at the office of the Board Of Intermediate Education, appealing to add grace marks for unqualified candidates to save their wards' academic year, Parthasarathy said that the Board set the paper from the text-book prescribed, and that there were no questions out of syllabus in the paper. Out of 21 questions in the paper, 15 were from the text-book, he said.
The minister said that the students were following guides, notes and printed material supplied by the coaching institutes, instead of studying the text books of the Board. He advised the students to focus on the application of subjects rather than blindly mug up lessons.
Parathasarathy said that the Board Of Intermediate Education would conduct supplementary examinations for the failed students in May. He said vested elements were campaigning against the Board. (INN)
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