Class X students, who will appear for their first board exam which starts on March 3, are not only worried about the exam preps but are also bogged down by tension caused by several delays by the state education board.ssc
Several city schools are yet to receive the exam pre-list from the board. A 'pre-list' is sent to each school showing personal details of its students as they would appear in their official documents like marksheet later. It's a student's last chance to get any errors corrected. Schools, which have received this list from the board, complained of several errors in it.
Principal of Balmohan Vidyamandir, Dadar, Vilas Parab, said: "We got the pre-lists over a month later than usual and there were several errors. Photographs are also missing."
Rajesh Pandya, a teacher at Fatima Devi High School in Malad, said that these students are appearing for an external examination for the first time. "They're obviously worried about preparation and these delays are making matters worse. Many are coming to school even during preparatory leave to check what's happening," said Pandya.
Following complaints from schools, the board has allowed schools to conduct internal exams without hall tickets. "Every year, things go about normally. This is the first time there has been a problem. Schools were asked to resend the data which was lost due to some technical glitch but most have not done so. There will be a major goof-up in marking if there is a mismatch in entering seat numbers days after internal exams are conducted," said a principal of a suburban school which is yet to receive the pre-list.
Parents too are a worried lot. "Two years ago, when my elder daughter was in the SSC, we received hall tickets almost a month before the exam," said Niranjan Shah, an Andheri resident. Students can expect hall tickets only in the week before the board exam.