The CBSE students have done well with the performance in the engineering and medical state entrance exams in Kerala. With allegations and challenges of unfair marking system doing the rounds, the CBSE students have presented an excellent pass percentage and also has bagged a remarkable number of top ranks in the engineering and medical entrance examinations.
The ratio of passing the engineering entrance exam states that 38,838 students of the state board appeared for the exam out of which only 392 candidates were able to get listed in the top 1000, while 546 CBSE board students cleared the exam out of 16,115 students made a place in the top 1000 list. In medical entrance exam , about 69, 657 students of state board appeared for the exam, out of which 491 figured in the list of top 1000, whereas 20,464 students of CBSE board appeared for the exam and about 475 candidates made in the top 1000 list. This year the pass percentage has been recorded to be the highest in the last six years.
Nitin M Pai scored 97 % marks in his CBSE board results is ranked 4th, whereas the topper is the engineering entrance examination has scored 95 % marks in state board. This made CBSE students draw a conclusion of getting unfair treatments from the state government. According to Jaya Jacob, principal, Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara, CBSE students feel getting unfair treatment from the board in terms with the results and that undue weightage is given to the state board students and that this should be brought down.
Even Indira Rajan, general secretary, Kerala CBSE School Managements’ Association feels that the government is unfair with CBSE students and that due this kind of unscientific method of marking, many eligible students lack behind and various ineligible students move ahead for higher studies. Such differentiation can hamper the whole idea of quality education in the state, he added.