Following a hearing in the Supreme Court (SC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday released the assessment policy for Class 12 wherein students will be marked based on their scores in Class 12 exams conducted till now along with their performance in Class 11 and Class 10. CBSE Class 12 results will be declared by July 31, the board said.
This year, CBSE Class 12 examinations were cancelled due to Covid-19 situation. Releasing the policy for tabulation of marks for Class 12 board exams 2021, the board said, "Class 12 students will be assessed for 100 marks per subject with 80/70/60/50/30 marks for theory exams and 20/30/40/50/70 marks for practical or internal assessment."
As per the policy, the assessment of theory portion of upto 80 marks will be done by the school based on 40 per cent of the final marks scored in unit tests, mid-term and pre-board exams of Class 12. 30 per cent marks will be based on theory component of Class 11 final exams and remaining 30 per cent will be based on average theory component of best three performing subjects out of five main subjects in Class 10.
CBSE has directed schools to form a result committee of five members including the principal of the school as chairperson, two senior most teachers of Class 12 and two teachers from neighbouring senior secondary schools teaching Class 12 co-opted as external members.
Schools have to upload final marks on the board link by July 15. The board said, "Schools should compile marks as per the assessment policy and upload it by July 15. Following which, results of Class 12 students will be declared by July 31, 2021."
Kalpana Dwivedi, principal of CBSE affiliated Bal Bharati Public School, Kharghar said, "The board has included marks scored in Classes 10 and 11 because some schools in remote areas were unable to conduct all unit tests or pre board exams for Class 12." Raj Aloni, principal of CBSE affiliated Ramsheth Thakur Public School, Kharghar, said, "It is good that the board has given 60 per cent weightage to performance of students in Classes 10 and 11."