CBSE drops a passage to award full marks in class 10 English Exam

Gender-stereotyping row: CBSE drops passage from Class-10 English exam, to award full marks

CBSE has dropped the comprehension passages for the students that are controversial and are on families, women and disciplining children for the examination papers of class 10th children.  As a result of this, all the students will be awarded full marks in the passage section of the test papers.

The passage included offensive statements towards women. This drew criticism against the passage. One of the sets of the paper had this three paragraph long passage which has now been eliminated.

The last paragraph stated, “What people were slow to observe was that the emancipation of the wife destroyed the parent’s authority over the children. The mother did not exemplify the obedience upon which she still tried to insist… In bringing the man down from his pedestal the wife and the mother deprived herself, in fact of the means of discipline.”

After deliberation about the passage it was reported by the board that the passage “is not in accordance with the guidelines of the board with regard to the setting of question papers”, it went on to state that “it has been decided to drop the passage No. 1 and its accompanying questions of the Question Paper Series JSK/1. Full marks will be awarded for this passage to all the students concerned”.


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