Moderation Policy deliberation pushes CBSE class 12th results beyond 27 May
Come tomorrow and the anxiety of the nearly 1.1 million students who have taken the class XIIth board under CBSE will be put to rest as the results are expected to be announced on 24th May
The decision by the Delhi High Court to continue with the Moderation Policy for the Board results has further delayed the announcement of results of the Class XIIth CBSE examinations, thereby causing an uneasiness among students who have to make plans for higher studies. With the Board exams already getting delayed by more than a week due to Assembly elections, the further delay due to regulatory interference is non mandated.
Delhi High Court, said that no regulator has the right to “play with the future of and lives of children” and accordingly prohibited the CBSE from scrapping the moderation policy for evaluation of class Xth and XIIth results.
The High Court bench, comprising of Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Prabha Singh said that since the Moderation Policy was effective when the examination forms were filled by students, the rule should continue.
What is the Moderation Policy
Under this policy, those appearing in the CBSE exams are given grace marks for difficult questions or for errors in the question paper. Also, students who are just falling short of passing, may be given grace marks to pass. This policy was adopted in 1992 in order to make the evaluation process uniform. Students get awarded upto 15% additional marks for attempting difficult questions. In the multiple papers situation, those students who get a difficult question paper set are awarded extra marks.
The High Court bench has instructed the CBSE to continue the Moderation Policy for 2017 examinations and scrap it from the next examinations, as the Policy was in place when the examinations were held. The Court further clarified that it was not going into the merits or demerits of the systems, but more so on the timing of the decision,which is wrong as it should have been done prospectively and uniformly across the country.
CBSE, however is expected to bring up a SLP in this matter as the Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the CBE said that the students did not have a vested right to expect marks would be increased and the board had decided to take back the policy to address the issue of “unduly hiking up the marks”. CBSE told the court that the deliberations on withdrawl of policy started on April 24, decision taken on May 1 and circulated on May 10. The Court, in response said that even by May 10 the Board did not see it fit to inform the students by May 10. The bench also said that the deliberations started on April 24, much after the board examinations had concluded and evaluation of some subjects had already started.
With an increase of 2.8% over last year, the total number of candidates who appeared in the Class XIIth board examinations conducted by the CBSE earlier in March this year, stands at 10,98, 981. The results of Class Xth boards should be expected on 1st June, said a CBSE official to NDTV.
Students need to keep their candidature information (roll number) handy, as the sites will be choc-a-bloc tomorrow as result hunting is expected to result in real time buffering.
Further on, the CBSE will also provide the class 12th results through a DigiLocker. The details of the DigiLocker will be sent to the students through an SMS on the mobile numbers registered with the board.
Results will also be available on a IVR. One can dial +91-11-24300699 OR +91-11-28127030 and follow instructions to get the results. CBSE will also email the results to the respective schools once the results are declared. Schools can be contacted to get the results.
CBSE, in a statement said that though the boards schedule had taken a hit due to elections in Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur, the Ministry of HRD had instructed that results be declared in time, so that students who seek admissions into college for higher studies, are not adversely affected for lack of time. The Board has, accordingly, taken IT initiatives for faster result processing to ensure that the results are declared on time. The examinations, which usually start on 1 March, began on 9 March this year due to the elections.
Disclaimer: Kindly note that the dates of results announcement will be communicated by CBSE.