10+2 ‘Top Twenty’ List Abolished in Odisha
As expected earlier, the Council for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has decided to scrap the ‘Top Twenty’ system in 10+2 with effect from this year. The decision was taken to discourage unethical competition and reduce the stress on the students.
The abolition of ‘Top Twenty’ system will be implemented across the +2 Science, Commerce and Arts streams. Earlier, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha had scrapped the ‘Top 100’ merit list in the annual HSC examination in the state for similar reasons.
The parents and students have welcomed both decisions, saying that would reduce the pressure and encourage students to focus on their study, not on competitions. Several students used to go into depression after failing to get a place in those merit lists.