Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made a major change in the class 10th and 12th evaluation policy. As per the new norm, the answer sheets will now be evaluated by more than one teacher. The amended evaluation process is expected to bring transparency and decrease the errors in CBSE Class 10th and 12th answer sheet evaluation process.

As per the reports, the Board has also sent a notice regarding the same to the schools on March 05, 2018. The notice clearly indicates that all the appointed teachers must be relieved by due time. The schools that will fail to follow the rules will have to pay the penalty of Rs. 50000.


The Board has decided to change the evaluation process after numerous errors were detected in the evaluation and totaling of the class 12th answer sheet last year. This lead to anguish among students and parents, which ultimately cause trouble for the Board.

The highest number of errors were from Odisha. This lead to petition filing against the Board. Following the complaints, Odisha High Court directed CBSE to re-evaluate 159 answer sheets. Now, if one teacher will make an error then another one can detect and correct it.

Even a single mark can make or break the future of the student. The initiative by the Board has been welcomed by the parents, who believe that multiple step checking will reduce errors and safeguard the future of their wards.

It is important to recognize the problems and take measure to eradicate it. CBSE has been a bit lethargic so far but recently the Board has taken numerous initiative to correct the entire process. Some argue that CBSE needs to be more tech savvy to enhance the evaluation process but Board examinations are subjective in nature and require manual checking. Hence, one more level of check on the evaluation process is a affirmative move.

This year, total 28,24,734 students have registered for CBSE Class 10th and 12th examination. The number of candidates in class 10th is 16,38,428 and the remaining 11,86,306 students are appearing for the class 12th board examinations. The Board is conducting 10th examination in 4,453 centers across India, and 78 abroad. The class 12th exams are being held in 4,138 centres in the nation and 71 outside.

The result of class 10th and 12th will be announced at cbse.nic.in. The candidates will be able to check it by entering roll number and date of birth. The result for class 10th will be announced in June but the result for CBSE class 12th is expected to be available in May 2018.

What do you think? Is it a good move that two teachers will evaluate the answer sheet or one person is enough to do so and the Board just need to make sure that the work is correctly? Let us know your thoughts, comment below.