Patna, June 11: The Bihar board on Monday got into damage-control mode following the reports that tried to clear the air over the allegations that there were discrepancies in the marks rewarded, with some students ending up scoring more than the maximum marks, said ANI. Assuring of complete transparency in the system, board chairman Anand Kishore said, “A list of students was made. I can assure you, there’s not a single such case (of discrepancy). There was confusion in the case of those who filled up form in both 2017 and 2018 as their marks show the ‘best of the two’. There were 50 marks each for theory and practical exams.” (Also read: Bihar Board Clarifies Minimum Attendance Issue)

Kishore went on to add: “If a student still feels there has been a discrepancy, he/she can apply for a revision between June 11 and June 19.” Students have been protesting against the alleged discrepancy in checking of their answer sheets. Last week, they were lathi-charged while they protested over the same outside the board office. The class 12 students claimed that they had been given one or two marks out of 100 in Physics and Chemistry even when they have cleared IIT-JEE (Mains). (Also read: NEET Topper Aces Bihar Class 12 Science)

Hundreds of protesting students were lathi-charged by the police when they were protesting outside the BSEB’s office on June 7. While many claimed that they had scored much below their expectations, there were some who said they had been rewarded marks in excess of the maximum marks. “I was given 68 on 50 marks in English theory and 38 marks on 35 in Physics theory,” one of the students said. They are demanding that their answer sheets be rechecked or the board conducts the exams again. Over eight lakh of 12 lakh students, who had appeared for the Class XII exams conducted by the BSEB, have failed this year. The results were declared last week.