To bring in clean marks, the Central Board of Secondary Education decided to scrap the moderation policy. This led to immense confusion among the lakhs of students nation-wide. The decision came in the wake of the students waiting for the results of the CBSE board exam results 2017.
In a nut-shell, this decision would mean that some students would be hit with a dip in percentage as no grace marks will be given for difficult questions. It was in the year 2016 that the CBSE had requested the Ministry for Human Resources Development to develop a consensus to completely removing the moderation marks policy.