A proposal in favour of school teachers themselves setting questions for their respective papers has come up, following the controversy surrounding the recent SSLC and Plus Two exams.

  

The revised proposal calls for high school teachers to set questions papers for SSLC examinations and higher secondary teachers for Plus Two exams.

 

As per the strategy which was followed so far, college lecturers have been setting questions for Plus Two exams and higher secondary teachers for SSLC. Though this system has been effective in preventing any leaks, it backfired spectacularly in this year's exams.

 

There has been a massive uproar among students, teachers and parents regarding this year's question papers. While SSLC students found it impossible to crack several problems in the mathematics paper, it was the physics paper that troubled the higher secondary students the most.

 

A number of questions in the Class 10 maths paper were out of syllabus and were basically from last year's textbook. Meanwhile, several problems in the Plus Two physics paper were highly tricky and allegedly required a physics research scholar to solve. There were also complaints regarding the higher secondary economics and geography question papers.

 

Students across the state had expressed their disappointment and frustration about the question papers, which undid several months of their preparation. A few teachers' organisations even demanded that question setters be blacklisted and stringent action be taken.

 

The decision to revise the system was taken after a meeting between education minister C Raveendranath and authorities of the higher secondary department and directorate of public instruction.

 

The revised proposal ensures that those who teach the same papers in schools and who know the students' level of knowledge and understanding will be involved in question setting.