Numbers have doubled as compared to figures last year.
New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, the number of cheating cases reported in the CBSE Class 12 examinations has doubled this year as compared to the figures last year.
According to a CBSE official, while 56 cases were reported from across the country last year, 119 cases were reported this year.
The highest number has been reported from Rajasthan’s Ajmer with 54 cheating cases, while only 3 cases were reported from the region last year. While Delhi saw the number getting reduced from 12 to 8, the cases in Guwahati increased from 9 to 27.
The number of cases in UP’s Allahabad has gone down from 7 to 3, while Dehradun’s figure jumped from 4 to 9. Chandigarh’s Panchkula also reported 8 cheating cases as against last year’s 4 cases.
The CBSE officials attribute the higher number of cases to strict measures to check cheating in exams.
No cases were reported from Thiruvananthap-uram and Bhubaneswar this year and Patna recorded one less cheating case as compared to eight cases last year.
Meanwhile, the CBSE has decided not to mention the grace marks awarded to the Class 12 students, who were short of a mark or two to pass, on the marksheets. The board had declared the Class 12 exam results on Sunday while registering a dip of over one per cent in pass percentage.
In April, the board had decided to include grace marks on the marksheets besides scrapping the moderation policy.
However, after the board decided to continue with the moderation policy following the intervention of the Delhi high court, the CBSE has decided to revoke the decision on mentioning of grace marks decision.
A few states had at the time of decision expressed apprehension over marksheets reflecting grace marks, saying it could perceived as a stigma. Others, however, argued that would be unfair for those who passed without the extra marks.