Schools await official announcement regarding CBSE Class 12 assessment policy

Ronald RodriguesUpdated: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 07:04 PM IST
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Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are awaiting an official circular from the board regarding assessment policy for Class 12 students. The board has informed the Supreme Court (SC) that 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. The board is yet to announce the assessment policy for CBSE Class 12.

As CBSE Class 12 exams were cancelled this year due to Covid-19 situation, affiliated schools are waiting for the assessment policy. Raj Aloni, principal of CBSE affiliated Ramsheth Thakur Public School, Kharghar, said, "We are waiting for an official announcement from CBSE regarding the assessment and marking policy for Class 12 students. We have conducted all pre-board and internal exams of Class 12 via online mode so we have the data of the performance of students. Also, performance of students in Classes 11 and 10 should be considered for calculatimg final scores of CBSE Class 12 students."

The principal of another CBSE affiliated school said, "It is too early to comment because we are waiting for a final direction from the board. The CBSE has not released any official announcement yet. The matter is being heard in the Supreme Court."

CBSE has told the SC that Class 12 students will be marked based on their performance in Classes 12, 11 and 10. The board said, "Around 40 per cent of the final marks will be based on the performance in unit tests, mid-term and pre-board exams of Class 12. Around 30 per cent marks will be based on Class 11 final exams and remaining 30 per cent will be based on theory component of best three performing subjects in Class 10."

The board further told the SC that CBSE Class 12 results will be declared by July 31. However, a final announcement from the board regarding assessment policy for CBSE Class 12 students is awaited.

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