In the wake second COVID-19 wave in the country several boards including CBSE and CICSE cancalled Class 12 and Class 10 board exams.
Later, during one hearing, the Supreme Court asked all state boards to prepare an internal assessment scheme for Class 12 exams and declare the internal evaluation results by July 31.
The top court also recently rejected a plea disputing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board's decision to cancel the Class 12 examinations.
While almost all of the States have cancelled the Class 12 exams, 6 have already conducted them.
We have collated a list of important dates and updates of evaluation patterns of various boards:
CBSE informed the top court that the optional examinations for Class 12 students, unsatisfied with its assessment criteria, would be held between August 15 to September 15. The exams would be conducted if the environment is conducive in the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic.
In view of the uncertain conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the feedback obtained from the various stakeholders, the CBSE Class 12 board exams for 2021 were earlier cancelled.
A 12 member committee was formed to prepare the assessment criteria. The result will be decided based on student's performance in Class 10 (30%), Class 11 (30% ) and Class 12 (40%). An affidavit filed by CBSE in the supreme court said that as per the scheme the results for Class 12 board examination 2021 shall be declared by July 31.
Class 10 students will be assessed out of a maximum of 100 marks for each subject, with 20 marks for internal assessment and 80 marks which were allotted for year-end board exams. The results are likely to be declared in July third week.
An affidavit filed by CISCE in the top court said that the board will endeavour to publish the Class 12 results as expeditiously as possible, subject to the situation remaining conducive and stable, the results will be published on or before July 31, 2021.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on June 1 informed that the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Board examinations of Class 12 were cancelled. The results are expected to be out by July 20.
ICSE 10th exams 2021 were scheduled from May 4 to June 7 however they were postponed and then cancelled. The result will be released in July on the boards' official website.
The board will be marking the students based on their performance in classes 9, 10, 11 and 12.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has cancelled its class 12 examination in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced. The Class 10 exams were cancelled and the results will be on basis of an assessment scheme devised by the institute.
The Maharashtra government has announced the policy for allotment of marks to the state board students of Class 12, as its exams were cancelled this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad made the announcement. To assess the performance of a student, his/her scores in college-based assessments in Class 12 and 11 internal exams, and the average of best three performing subjects in Class 10 of the board exams will be considered, she said.
"After several rounds of consultations with various stakeholders, we have finalised the assessment mode & the policy for tabulation of marks for Std 12th HSC board students. Given the pandemic situation, state board is permitted to pass all students," Gaikwad said in a statement.
"For an objective and true reflection of a student's performance, his/her scores in college-based assessments in Std 12th & Std 11th exams, and the best 3 performing subjects in Class X board exams will be considered," she added.
For the theory portion, scores in one or more (unit test/first semester exams/practice exams) theory papers of Class 12 will carry 40 per cent weightage, whereas marks in the final exam of Class 11 and the average of the best three performing theory papers of Class 10 will have 30 per cent weightage each, the minister said.
The overall assessment will be the measure of a students' performance in theory papers & orals/practical/internal assessments. Marks for the latter will be actual basis as per the board's prevailing policy, Gaikwad said.
"It is no doubt an ad-hoc arrangement, but one that attempts to capture the spirit of continuous assessments using credible data points. It also offers some semblance of 'normal times', with computation of Std 10th, 11th marks based on assessments held during pre-COVID times," she said.
According to her, any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allotted, can appear in the next couple of examinations for improvement in scores to be conducted by the board.
A result committee headed by the college principal and comprising six teachers will be responsible for the finalisation of results and safe keeping of records, she said, adding that although the task was challenging, she was confident that the colleges and the teachers would live up to the task.
She said the same mode of assessment will be used to assess the performance of a candidate appearing for minimum competency vocational courses, bifocal vocational courses and courses aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Separate assessment plans have also been finalised for private/repeater candidates and those appearing for isolated subjects. All students and their parents are also requested to read the policy details carefully, she said.
For Improvement Scheme candidates, the cancelled board exam of 2021 won't be counted as a missed opportunity, and they can still avail their eligible number of attempts, she said, adding that colleges have been requested to meet the timelines for various activities to allow the board to declare results in a timely manner.
"It has been a school year like no other. The 2020-21 batch has had to adjust a lot. But it has managed to weather the storm with help of our able teachers," the minister noted.
Maharashtra has been pushing for an Uniform Assessment formula across India for Class 12. Opting for an evaluation method similar to the one devised by the central education boards will certainly help, she said.
In the last week of May, the Maharashtra government had announced the evaluation criteria for the state board students of Class 10, as its exams were cancelled due to the pandemic.
BSEH has asked all the affiliated schools to upload the class 12 internal assessment marks by July 6. The result of the students will be around their performance in class 12, however, the state has not yet clarified the evaluation criteria. The Haryana Board will declare the BSEH Class 12 result by July 25.
Odisha CHSE Board Class 12 Examination have been cancelled, in the wake of the prevailing pandemic.
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) had formed a committee to determine the assessment criteria for the Class 12th board exams.
For ex-regular students, the students will begiven marks in the theory papers on the basis of their performances in the previous CHSE Examination which they had appeared earlier. The Board is likely to release the Class 10 result by end of June.
The government of Telangana decided to cancel the Class 12 board exam for the academic year 2020-21.
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board have cancelled the Class 12 board examination. The information was shared by State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.
The GSEB SSC result 2021 will be declared in the last week of June. The Class 10 evaluation criteria were declared on gseb.org
The Haryana government has also decided to cancel the Class 12 exams conducted by the state board, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said.
The Board earlier released the HBSE Class 10 result 2021 link on the official website. The marks were allotted based on internal assessment and practical exams. Class 12 results are yet to be declared.
Class 10 and 12 examinations were cancelled in the state.
In keeping with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s advice, the West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education (WBBHSE) on Friday announced the criteria board exam results of Class 10 and Class 12.
Addressing the press conference Kalyanmoy Ganguly of West Bengal Higher Education Board said that for class 10, 50 percent of class 9 marks along with 50 percent of class 10 internal assessment marks will give the final result for Madhyamik.
For class 12, the board have decided that 40 percent will be assessed from a maximum number of 4 subjects in Class 10 board examination along with 60 percent will be assessed from class 11 theory results and class 12’s practical or project works.
Uttar Pradesh Class 10 and 12 Intermediate Board Exams 2021 were cancelled.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the results for Class 12 exams will be based on students' performance in Class 10 (50 per cent marks), Class 11 annual examination (40 per cent marks) and pre-board examinations of Class 12 (10 per cent marks).
For students of Class 10, the pre-board exams (50 per cent marks) and Class 9 exams (50 per cent marks) will be considered.
The Karnataka government announced that the Class 12 board exam has been cancelled.
The state recently set in motion the process to conduct the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination or the 10th standard examination in July by releasing the standard operating procedure (SOP) for teachers.
The SOP mandated sanitising the exam halls, furniture and toilets daily by spraying disinfectant solution before and after the exam. There would be 12 children in the examination hall and only one student at each desk to maintain physical distancing. Also, the SOP ordered students not to gather at any time.
Vaccinating the teachers, staff and officials involved in conducting the examination with the cooperation of the district administration is mandatory, the Minister said adding that they need to make sure that they get a dose of the vaccine well before the exams
Uttarakhand class 10 and 12 board examinations were cancelled in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.
Class 10 students may be evaluated based on their performance in Class 9 and Class 10 internal Exams. However, nothing has been decided yet for Class 12 students.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced the evaluation criteria for class 12 students in the state, giving 50 percent weightage to class 10 board examination scores.
The government had earlier announced cancellation of exams to the Plus Two board for 2020-2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Later, the government constituted a committee comprising officials including the Principal Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, the Vice Chancellor of Madras University and the headmasters of schools to submit a report to the government on the system of evaluating marks for students.
Accordingly, the 10-member committee recommended the evaluation criteria with different weightage.
The chief minister announced how the Plus Two results will be computed this year.
An official release quoting Stalin said 50 percent weightage will be given to class X board exam marks (average of three subjects with high marks) while 20 percent (written in each subject) weightage will be accorded to Plus One board exam and 30 percent will be given to Class 12 practicals and internal assessment.
The students who have failed in Class 11 will be given 35 percent marks.
The marks of each student will be computed in the above manner and published on the Department's website by July 31 as per the order of the Supreme Court.
Also, the government said it would provide an opportunity to the aggrieved students, who otherwise felt they could have scored more had they written the exam, to appear for the test.
"Students who feel that they have obtained less marks as was calculated through this evaluation criteria will be given an opportunity to appear for the Class 12 written examination if they wish. The marks they score in the examinations so conducted will be declared as final," the release said.
The exam will be conducted in due course once the pandemic subsides. The timetable for this examination will be announced later.
Class 10 and 12 Board Exams in Goa were cancelled by the Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in the state. The students are to be evaluated based on internal assessments conducted by schools and an objective criterion formed by the board.
Bihar has already held the class 10 and 12 board exams and declared results as well.
The Chhattisgarh Board or CGBSE conducted the Class 12 exams from June 1 to June 5. The result is expected to be out in July on the official website.
CBSE had declared the result for Class 10 students based on the internal assessment of the students after having cancelled the board examinations.
The Rajasthan government decided to cancel classes 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the state board this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision, taken in an online meeting of the State Council of Ministers, came a day after the central government announced cancelling the CBSE Class 12 board exams.
The evaluation criteria has been released.
The Union Territory of Puducherry
The class 10 and 12 exams were cancelled in the UT. The criteria for evaluation is yet to be released
The Andhra Pradesh government recently told the Supreme Court that it will be able to conduct Class 12 exams successfully as there are no reliable alternatives to assess the state board students. The state government said it will tentatively hold the Class 12 examination in the last week of July and the timetable would be issued shortly.
The apex court told the Andhra Pradesh government that they will be held responsible if conducting the exams results in even a single fatality and it may order compensation amounting to ₹ 1 crore in case of any deaths.
The Manipur government cancelled class 10 and 12 board examinations in the state-run schools in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made separately by the Council of Higher Education Manipur (COHSEM), which conducts the class 10 board examinations, and the Board of Secondary Education (BOSEM) that conducts the class 12 exams.
The Tripura government cancelled this year's Class 10 and 12 state board examinations due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.
An expert panel will be set up on June 21 to propose procedures to evaluate students of Class 10 and 12, and the results will be announced on July 31, he said.
Punjab has cancelled Class XII examinations in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, informed state Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Saturday.
Singla said that the PSEB will be drafting the result based on an average 30 per cent theory component of the best three performing subjects out of the main five subjects in class 10th and 30 per cent weightage on the basis of marks obtained by the students in pre-board, practical examination in classes 11th and 40 per cent weightage on the basis marks obtained in pre-board examination, practical examination and internal assessment in Class XII.
(With inputs from agencies)