Thiruvananthapuram: Students who appeared for the SSLC Malayalam (Paper 2) and HSS (second year) mathematics examinations had to cope with goof-ups in question papers.
While two errors were found in the Malayalam paper, the mathematics paper had one mistake.
A section of parents and teachers have approached the chief minister and the education minister with a request for ‘liberal valuation’ of the mathematics answer sheets after the questions were found to be tough.
Though the SSLC Malayalam second paper was comparatively easier, the two errors in the question paper left the students confused. As they were forced to consult with invigilators and teachers to clear doubts regarding the mistakes found in two four-mark questions, many of them ran out of time.
Question X mixed up characters from two different chapters.
K. I. Lal, secretary to the commissioner for government examinations, said that after the scheme finalization, the department would consider giving grace marks to ensure that students do not suffer as a result of the errors in question papers.
Noticing the mistake, many students could give the right answer for question VIII. However, it was impossible to understand question X.
These factors will be taken into account before the scheme finalization process, the official added.