CBSE told Supreme Court on Monday that Optional board examinations for Class 12 students who are not satisfied with their results according to recent assessment policy will be conducted between August 15 to September 15, 2021. In an affidavit filed to the court, the board said the results will be declared by the end of July, and then an online registration facility shall be opened for the students who are unhappy with their results.
The examination will only be conducted for the main subjects and the marks obtained by the candidate in this examination will be considered as the final scores.
The affidavit mentioned a ‘Policy for the Tabulation of Marks’ to ensure standardization of marks. The board said it will set a reliable reference standard to internally moderate the marks to account for school-level variations. The variations in the quality of question papers, the evaluation standard, and processes, the mode of conduct of exams, etc will be standardized within the process. “This is necessary for the interest of fairness and to ensure that the marks allocated are comparable and there is no adverse impact or undue gain for any students”, CBSE said.
Additionally, the Supreme court rejected the plea for cancellation of compartment exams for class 12 and against the evaluation scheme by CBSE and CISCE for marking Class 12 students. A special bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari heard the petition on Tuesday and has dismissed the plea seeking cancellation of exams. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh represents the plea on behave of the petitioners.
Supreme court on June 17th, Thursday approved the assessment criteria that were put forward by CBSE and CISCE for Class 12th. The evaluation of 30:30:40 with a 30%-30% weightage of Class 10 and 11 each and a 40% weightage of class 12.