Ending the wait of CBSE Class 12 students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has submitted its evaluation criteria Class 12 board exam before Supreme Court.
Here's how the CBSE Class 12 marks will be calculated
As per the update by IANS, CBSE told the Supreme Court that the Class 12 results will be decided on the basis of performance in Class 10 (30% weightage), Class 11(30% weightage) and Class 12 (40% weightage).
For class 10 and 11, marks in best of 3 from 5 papers in term exams will be considered. For Class 12, marks obtained in unit, term and practicals will be taken into account.
During the hearing, Attorney General of India, said that the declaration of results will be done by July 31, 2021.
AG KK Venugopal told Supreme Court that there may be a moderation committee to look into the difference in marking mechanism adopted by various schools to put all students as far as the awarding of final marks for class 12 is concerned.
AG also said that students who are not satisfied with the marks/grading through the present mechanism can do better or improve their marks by appearing in physical examinations, as COVID situation gets better or as the situation normalises or as the institutions think.
The government had cancelled the 12th board examinations on June 1 due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.
The Supreme Court while welcoming the government's decision had wanted to know the criteria to be applied for evaluation of students. The CBSE wanted four weeks time, but the court said that would delay the process for students looking to study abroad and gave two weeks time.
After the SC's remarks, a committee was formed to prepare the formula for giving results and marks for class 12 students. The committee consists of 12 persons, including Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Education and senior IAS officer Vipin Kumar.
The exams were scheduled to be conducted in May-June and were postponed in view of the second wave of the pandemic. The CBSE had already cancelled class 10 board exams and announced an alternative marking policy.
According to the policy, while 20 marks for each subject will be for internal assessment as every year, 80 marks will be calculated on basis of the students' performance in tests or exams throughout the year.
The weightage in terms of maximum marks for schools which have conducted the tests and exams through the year will be -- periodic test/unit test (10 marks), half-yearly exam (30 marks) and pre-board exams (40 marks).
For class 10, schools have been asked to submit the tabulated marks by June 30 and the result is expected to be declared in July.
(With inputs from IANS)