- CBSE announces 12th class’ scoring plan
- The results for the 12th standard board will be released by 31st July
- 40% of marks will be based on the pre-boards exams
On Thursday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) told the Supreme Court of India that the results for class 12 will be announced by the 31st of July and will factor in students’ performance over three years or from Class 10.
The Indian education board announced its assessment plan after the board exams were cancelled owing to the ongoing Covid crisis.
It said that the total marks should be based on the past performance of the school in Class 12 board exams.
CBSE said, “The historical performance of the school, in terms of the best overall performance in the previous three years’ Board examination, will be taken as the reference for moderating the marks assessed by the school for 2020-21”.
Attorney General K K Venugopal told the court that a “moderation committee” will be set up to check schools which award liberal marks to students to boost their performance.
AG Venugopal said, “The CBSE Class 12 result committee will comprise two of the senior-most teachers in the school.
“If necessary, a third expert will be appointed. This will be the “moderation committee”.
Around 40% of the marks will be based on the pre-board exams of class 12, 30% on Class 11 final exam and 30% marks will be based on best-of-three Class 10 marks, the CBSE told the bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari.
Practicals will be conducted for 100 marks and students will be assessed based on the marks that will be submitted by their respective schools, a 12-member committee constituted by the CBSE told the court.
GA Venugopal told the court, “If a student is unable to meet the qualifying criteria – now spread across three years of study – they will be placed in the ‘essential repeat’ or ‘compartment’ category.
“Students who are not satisfied can appear again when the CBSE conducts Class 12 board exams”.
Meanwhile, the court asked the Indian education board along with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to include a dispute resolution panel for students who want correction of final results.
It said, “CBSE and ICSE must incorporate two aspects – provision for dispute resolution panel in case students want correction of final results declared and the timeline for holding optional exam depending on the situation”.
On the 21st of June (Monday), the court will hear the case again.
The apex court gave both the CBSE and CICSE 2 weeks to come up with the objective criteria to mark Class 12 students, who need these results for college and competitive exams.
Not long after, a committee was formed by both the education boards to work on the CBSE Class 12 evaluation criteria.
On the 1st of June, the Narendra Modi-led central government cancelled the CBSE Class 12 board exams in the middle of the pandemic across the country.
CISCE, too, soon after, decided to scrap the examinations for its ISC (Indian School Certificate) students.