As the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the class 10th and 12th board results yesterday it bought a new change in it as well. As a part of positive change to remove some stress on students it removed words like “Failed” or “Compartment” from the mark sheets.
This was also an attempt to ease the student from the societal stigma that the words bring in. Each year we see many students committing suicide after the board results are announced. Most of them are those who didn’t score more than qualifying marks in a particular subject or overall (what we call fail).
The words like failed or compartment are quite negatively circulated by society. As a result, the impact of this falls on the self-esteem of a student which leads them to the path of self-destruction. Thus, CBSE decided to part away from the words. This is something that other boards and Universities can learn from the CBSE.
As per the suggestions that the board has received the word ‘compartmental’ can be replaced with a ‘special’ exam, ‘second’ exam, or ‘supplementary’ exam. While the word ‘failed’ can be replaced with ‘unqualified’ or ‘not qualified’. The CBSE has replaced the word with ‘Essential Repeat”. Though the move is reflected with this years results in the move was announced in the month of February.