Class 12 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will receive their results byt 31 July. The Board submitted the evaluation criteria to the Supreme Court today.
As per the criteria, students performance in Class 10 Boards, their performance in Class 11 and internal performance across the 2020-21 academice session of Class 12 will be taken into account.
Weightage of 40% will be allocated to the internal performance in Class 12 across the 2021-21 session. 30% weightage will be given to the performance in Class 10 and Class 11. Whilst Class 10 performance is based on a the national standard platform, Class 11 is altogether internal and so is the Class 12 performance.
Practicals will be of 100 points, and students will be graded on the basis of the marks provided by the school. By July 31, the CBSE will announce the Class 12 results.
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) had created a "formula" for calculating ISC marks. It includes results from the Class 10 board examinations, a project, practical work in subjects, best scores in school examinations in Classes 11 and 12, and the school's overall achievement over the previous six years. After looking at data from 2015 to 2020, the CISCE came to this conclusion.
On June 3, the Court ordered the CBSE and the CISCE to submit their evaluation plans within two weeks. The Court had then said that a longer period of time (more than two weeks) to develop the evaluation criteria could not be provided because lakhs of students across the country were waiting. The Supreme Court stated that it will review the objective parameters presented by the Boards so that any concerns can be addressed.
On June 1, the CBSE was the first to cancel Class 12 exams. Following suit, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and several state boards including Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, cancelled their Class 12 board exams.
In a statement issued after the cancellation, the CBSE stated that the Class 12 assessment will be done according to well-defined objective criteria and in a time-bound way. Students who are dissatisfied with this evaluation method will be given the opportunity to appear for the examination when the situation permits.
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