The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has planned to introduce a new policy to protect student’s mental health.
In order to combat the threat of mental health disorder among the students, the Central board has mulled to remove negative words such as ‘failed’ and ‘compartmental’ on their mark sheets, Free Press Journal reported.
Schools have been asked to send four alternative words that won’t have an impact on the minds of young students.
The CBSE has also directed that the schools must use new terms in the mark sheet before it finalises the policy.
While the students who fail in more than two subjects are marked ‘failed’, students who have failed in two or fewer than two subjects are marked ‘compartmental’ on their mark sheets.
Earlier, children with special needs appearing for CBSE in class 10 or 12 will be able to use basic calculators from this year, the officials said.