Change of paper size in question Ups Centums, Honors | Bangalore News
The number of honors in 2020, before Covid wreaked havoc in the education system, was 68,866. ‘I PU and internal evaluation, 95,628 students obtained the distinction. Yet in 2022, when examinations resumed, the number of honors is 91,106. This is a 25% increase from the 2020 results. In turn, the number of those with the first /second class declined.
The increase can be noted in the number of centums students have obtained, especially in the science stream – while in chemistry it increased from 304 to 2,917, in mathematics it doubled from 7,131 to 14,210. There are 2,106 cents in biology compared to 800 in 2020. However, physics has seen a drastic drop from 944 to 36. Cents in business subjects have also increased – 3,460 in accounting and 2,266 in statistics .
“The increase in high scores occurred because the department allowed more options in the quizzes. For example, last year all 10 one-point questions were required. This year the board asked 15 questions, from which students could choose 10. Thanks to this, it became easy for good students to answer all questions correctly,” said AH NingegowdaPresident of the Karnataka State Speakers Association.
The government has decided to provide more options for students losing offline classes due to the pandemic. This did not apply to the language tests, for which a 30% reduction in the program was announced.
“The new format of the quiz offered a lot of choice in each section and gave the kids more leeway which helped them do better in most subjects. I think if this format continues it should also help children to perform better in the future,” said G. Shridhar, Founder, Deeksha. “However, physics is a special case. The choice was there, but the questions were mathematically intense numbers. This may have been a factor in the deviation of physics from the upward trend in scores,” he added.
Wooday P Krishna, secretary of the Sheshadripuram Educational Trust, said: “The number of top scorers is very high. At one of our colleges, we have 30 top 20 students in the state. In another, there are 17. As we begin graduation admissions soon, the thresholds will likely increase.