The Supreme Court on Thursday ended the suspense for over 15 lakh Class 12 students over marking for the cancelled board exams by approving an evaluation formula framed by CBSE and CISCE which factors in the Class 10 board result, Class 11 score and Class 12’s unit, mid-term and pre-board outcomes. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) gave details of the evaluation policy formulated after consulting experts to a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari and said Class 12 results would be out before July 31. While 14.5 lakh Class 12 students appear for the CBSE board, nearly 1 lakh take the exams conducted by CISCE. Attorney general K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, and solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBSE, told the court that the academic performance of each student in Classes 10 (best three) and 11 as well as the marks or grades obtained in unit and term examinations in Class 12 and practicals would be taken in a graded weightage — 30% each for Class 10 and 11, and 40% for Class 12. Keeping in mind the disruptions in Class 12 assessments due to Covid-19, schools have been given leeway in deciding whether to take all assessments (unit tests, mid-terms, pre-boards) or just the pre-boards into account or a combination. This would be done by a “results committee” in every school.
Jun 18, 2021, 08:26AM ISTSource: TOI.in