New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had earlier formed a committee to decide an evaluation criteria to declare the results of the Class 12th examinations which couldn’t be held due to the pandemic. The committee will be submitting its report on June 18. The 13-member panel, set up by the board for deciding the criteria, was supposed to submit its report by Monday, June 14 but they were delays as the members had invited suggestions from stakeholders from every State board. The CBSE exams were cancelled considering the “safety and interest of students” amid Covid-19 situation.
According to rumours, the panel members are seriously considering to take into account marks scored by students in Class 10 and Class 11 besides pre-board and internal exams for Class 12. A leading daily repoeted, schools have also been asked to judge students on the basis of their past performance from the last three years and to also choose the year when they did best.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, suggesting that the result for class 12 students, whose exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, should be tabulated taking into account the marks scored during class 10, 11 and pre-board exams.
The Board on June 1 cancelled the examinations for class 12 students following a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi said officials “to ensure that the Class 12 results are prepared in accordance with “well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner”.
In the meeting, PM Modi had also said, “students who remain dissatisfied with their Class 12 marks, and want to appear in the exam, will be given a chance to improve their scores when the situation becomes conductive.”