How important is handwriting in Board Examination of X & XII classes


Advantages of good handwriting in board Exams Although, students appearing for Class 10th and Class 12th board examinations do not get marks for good handwriting. But, handwriting indirectly plays a crucial role in the performance of a student in CBSE board examinations due to the following reasons:
1. Answers in good handwriting get above average marks: The person (or teacher) who checks copies gets paid for every copy. Therefore, the person wants to make more and more money.
He or she will scan your answer sheet and look for relevant answers. If the person is not able to understand what you have written, then there are chances of not getting any marks. There is also a chance that the examiner might give below average marks, in spite of including all the relevant points (as asked in questions) in your answer.
However, most of the examiners, check answer booklets in hurry and if you have written a good answer but in untidy handwriting, then chances are there that you may end up getting average marks instead of what you deserve.
2. Sometimes good handwriting can hide mistakes: It is a common strategy of students, while writing answers in the examination, students attempt those questions in which they feel confident.
So, when an examiner finds first 10 answers in neat and clean handwriting with all relevant points then he or she will give full marks to those 10 answers.
Now, when the examiner arrives at 11th answers and the 11th answer is not upto date (or has less point or error), then chances are there that the student will get full marks for 11th answer too.
3. Good handwriting shows high confidence level: Some people (or teacher) have certain assumptions in their mind like students writes answers in poor handwriting when they don't know the answer correctly or they don't know the complete answer.
Sometimes, the person with good handwriting gets the advantage of such assumptions and may end up getting good marks in incomplete answers.
To sum up: During the evaluation process, there are no marks for neat and clean handwriting.
But, there is a high possibility that students with neat and clean handwriting may get more than average marks and students with untidy handwriting may get low marks for a correct and well written answer.
So, while writing answers in board examinations student should write in neat and clean handwriting.
(Views expressed are personal)

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