Mumbai: Junior colleges, students await HSC assessment policy

Following a declaration of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) on the Class XII assessment policy, junior colleges and students have demanded a marking policy for Higher Secondary ertificate (HSC) students. The state school education department said the policy is likely to be announced in the following week.

Sources from the state school education department said they are still working on formulating the marking policy. A senior official of the department said, "We are analysing the Class XII assessment policy announced by CBSE and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Both the boards have included weightage for performance of students in SSC and XI along with marks scored in HSC exams conducted till now."

The official added, "Following the criteria considered by the two boards, we are planning to include marks scored by students in Class XI. A final decision regarding the assessment policy for HSC students is likely to be declared in this week."

Junior colleges said they are waiting for the assessment policy to be announced. The principal of a junior college at Dadar said, "The assessment policy should be announced soon in order to avoid any delay in declaration of HSC results. Students need sufficient time to prepare for competitive exams and complete admissions to Undergraduate (UG) programmes."

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