Rajasthan High Court questions Government on validation of percentile system

Rajasthan High Court has redirected a notice to the key persons of Education Department regarding the percentile system that is used to facilitate admission into the different colleges across state.

This decision was taken by the division bench of Justice J. K. Rana and Justice Ajay Rastogi, in response to a PIL by Dron yadav and Harshad kapoor, law students. The Education Department kicked the percentage/merit system and replaced it with percentile system on 10th of June last year, allegedly to ensure the justice among the students of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education.

Rajasthan-High-CourtThe percentile system was introduced in order to reform the distortion in terms of various types of measurement of marks gained in class 10 and class 12 board examinations. The petitioners argued that because of the announcement of new system, most of the students from CBSE board and from other boards were denied of admission to the colleges in Rajasthan. They also included that students from RBSE got chances even after getting less percentage.

The percentile system in the cut-off for admission among the students of Rajasthan board and other boards stretches out to 15-20 percent, which makes the formula outlandish and arbitrary. They called attention to the cut off (after applying percentile technique) as recommended by the University Commerce College, University of Rajasthan; cut off for CBSE pass out percentage is 87.5% and the same for Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education is 73.7%.

As per the Rajasthan board results 2015 released by RBSE, the score of the topper of the Science group gained 97.3%, which is effortlessly comparable to the score of the topper from CBSE and ICSE, who scored 99.5 % and 98.5% and which gives the premise of the order trifling. The petition mentioned that both the boards CBSE and RBSE offer same pattern/curriculum and the books from NCERT to their students.

The examination level is also same for both the education boards, which allows students to complete their examination paper within three hours and 15 minutes are given to read the question paper before the commencement of examination, which proves that there is no difference between students of both boards, said petitioners.

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