Tamil Nadu, India: TN government has decided to reverse its proposal of providing a consolidated marksheet for Class XI and XII. School Education KA Sengottaiyan on Saturday announced to media that the decision to provide consolidated marksheet was scrapped.
This decision was taken after several students wrote to the Chief Minister Cell about the stress and agony they have to go through writing board exams for three consecutive years. Moreover the consolidated marksheet might also bring down the total marks after Class XII exams.
He also announced that the total marks for Class 11 and Class 12 students will be reduced to 600 henceforth. Currently, the total marks for the two classes are 1200 each.
It was in 2017 that the School Education Department decided to introduce Board Exams for Class 11 students. This move was introduced to ensure that schools do not skip teaching Class 11 portions to the students as was the practice in most private schools in the state. It was also said that at the end of Class 12, a consolidated marksheet will be given to the students which will factor in their Class 11 marks as well. Until 2017, students in Tamil Nadu appeared for Board Exams in Class 10 and Class 12.