In a strange turn of events, a successful candidate in Satkhira, of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate examination, has secured 63 marks in a subject where the total marks are 50.
The mark sheet obtained by examinee Sudipta Kumar Sardar of Kolaroa Government College in Satkhira, after the result of the exams was published on Sunday, shows that he was given 63 in the 50-mark creative section of the second paper of Higher Maths.
Sudipta took the exam under the Jessore Education Board as a regular student of Science group under the 2015-16 academic year from the college.
In the practical exam of the paper, he got 24 out of 25 marks, while his marks in the MCQ part stood at eight against the allocated 25 marks.
With the 63 marks, he secured an A+ in the first and second papers of Higher Maths combined, since his total marks were 164.
After the incident came to light, it began garnering rumours and criticism, with many sharing the screenshot of the mark sheet in question on social networking sites.
The website of Jessore Education Board also shows the same 63 numbers in the mark sheet.
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The detailed grade sheet of the Satkhira HSC examinee as appears on the website of the Jessore Education Board Courtesy of Ministry of Education website
Professor Shahnewaz Karim, a teacher of Maths at the college, said the mistake might have been made by the education board, since it is impossible to get 63 out of 50 marks.
Kolaroa Government College Principal Professor Basu Deb Bosu said: “The entire matter [of the mistake on the mark sheet] was in the hand of the education board.”
When contacted, Madhab Chandra Rudra, controller (examinations) of the board, said there must have been a mistake.
“We will fix the issue after verifying what exactly had happened,” he said.