With the CBSE class 12 board exams cancelled, the Supreme Court is all set to address the hearing on CBSE class 12 evaluation criteria tomorrow, on June 17, 2021. The Central Board of Secondary Education is thus giving the final touches to its proposal at this moment.
The board had set up a 13 member committee in order to come up with a fair, objective assessment process for the 11-12 lakh odd students who were enrolled for the school leaving certificate exams. Insofar, the proposal is to consider class 10 board exam results, class 11 final results, and the class 12 pre-boards & internal marks in the evaluation criteria.
It is proposed that class 12 results will be compiled on the basis of 30% weightage to class 10 results, 30% to class 11, and 40% to class 12 pre board exams.
As per reports, the 13 member committee of the CBSE was expected to submit the report to the board on Monday. However, it now seems that the report will be directly disclosed in the Supreme Court hearing. “The panel has not submitted its report. Widespread discussions have been held to come up with a fair and objective criteria. The final recommendations will be submitted soon”, as per an official source in a latest news reports.
However it is worthy to note that a broad consensus has been received at a recent meeting of the 13 member committee regarding the inclusion of class 10 and class 11 final exam scores. As per reports, the committee has also considered the inclusion of the class 12 pre-board exam results and the internal results of the year in the evaluation criteria. “Many academicians have raised the point of using Class 10 marks as a standardization parameter, insisting that it is the only ‘standardized’ result available with the board”, Times Now News reported.
While the Central Board of Secondary Education announced the cancellation of the class 12 board exams earlier this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board was directed by the Supreme Court to submit the alternative assessment scheme at next hearing. As per latest media reports, the board might instruct the school authorities to avoid inflation of the marks. However, there has not been any official confirmation of the Central Board of Secondary Education regarding this decision as of now.
The Supreme Court granted the Central Board of Secondary Education, a two week’s time grant to submit the alternative assessment criteria on June 03, 2021. Following this, the Board constituted the 13 member committee on June 04, 2021, and entrusted the responsibility to decide on the objective criterion. The top court is currently set to address the final hearing on the case tomorrow. Once the decision is made, other state boards that have also cancelled class 12 exams, are also expected to adopt the same methodology for their class 12 results.