CBSE to Release Class 12th Results by July 31, Students Grades over 3 years or from Class 10 to be Evaluated
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) told the Supreme Court today that Class 12 results would be released by July 31 and will take into account students' performance over three years or from Class 10, outlining that its evaluation strategy after examinations were suspended owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
It said that the total marks should be evaluated upon the school's previous achievement in Class 12th board examinations.
"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," the Board stated.
Attorney General KK Venugopal informed the court that a "moderation committee" will be formed to investigate schools that give pupils lenient grades in order to enhance their performance.
"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", Mr Venugopal said.
CBSE to follow the 40:30:30 Rule to Evaluate the Student's Overall Score
The CBSE informed the bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari that about 40% of the marks will be based on Class 12 pre-board examinations, 30% on Class 11 final exam, and 30% on the best-of-three Class 10 grades.
According to a 12-member CBSE committee, practicals would be for 100 marks, and students will be assessed based on the scores given by their schools.
"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," Mr Venugopal told the court.
Supreme Court of India Directs both CBSE and ICSE to Establish a Dispute Resolution Body
Meanwhile, the court has directed both the CBSE and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to incorporate a dispute resolution body for students who want final results corrected.
"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," it said.
The matter will be heard again in court on Monday (June 21).
The Court gives both CBSE and ICSE 2 Weeks Time to Come Up with a Standard Grading System for Class 12 Students
The Supreme Court gave CBSE and CISCE two weeks to provide objective standards for grading Class 12 pupils, who rely on these results for college and competitive examinations.
Soon after, the boards created a committee to deliberate on the CBSE Class 12 evaluation criteria.
The government cancelled the CBSE Class 12 board examinations on June 1 due to the epidemic sweeping the country. Soon after, CISCE decided to discontinue the examinations for its ISC pupils.