Ground Report | New Delhi: Gujarat riots question in CBSE; The Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE has treated a question asked in the Class 12 Sociology exam on the 2002 Gujarat riots as “inappropriate” as its mistake.
According to reports, in the sociology question paper held on Wednesday, it was asked that during the tenure of which government in Gujarat in 2002, anti-Muslim violence took place. These four options were given as the answer, Congress, BJP, Democratic and Republican.
After asking this question, CBSE has apologized and promised to take ‘stern action’ against the ‘people responsible’ for this, calling it ‘unfair’.
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CBSE wrote on Twitter, “A question has been asked in Class 12 Sociology Term 1 exam today which is unfair and in violation of CBSE guidelines for the preparation of question papers for external subject experts. CBSE accepts this mistake and Strict action will be taken against those responsible.” (Gujarat riots question in CBSE)
CBSE wrote, “CBSE guidelines for question paper preparers say that they have to ensure that the questions should be of academic type only and should not touch an area that may hurt the sentiments of the people on grounds of social and political interest.”
“Under which government did the unprecedented level and spread of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat take place in 2002,” the CBSE asked in its Sociology Term 1 exam paper. It gave four options to answer – Congress, BJP, Democratic, Republican in the multiple-choice paper.
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In its second tweet, the board wrote, “CBSE guidelines for paper setters clearly state that they have to ensure that the questions should be academic-oriented only and should not touch the domains that people make on the basis of social and political choices.” can hurt feelings.”
The board did not give further details about this. The CBSE exam process generally involves two panels of subject experts, paper setters and moderators. The identities of the experts are also kept confidential from each other. Those who set the paper do not know whether their questions will be used in the exam or not.
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