Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started the facility for submitting scrutiny against the evaluated class X and XII marks sheet. The application form to submit the scrutiny is available online and the candidates may submit objection from July 01 to 07, 2017.

The Board has finally begun the provision because after receiving the photocopy of the answer sheet candidates claimed that their answer sheet has been assessed incorrectly. As per the reports, an evident difference can be seen in the marks deserved and marks allocated. Due to this, the overall percentage of students has been adversely affected.

The scrutiny application form is available online. The candidates need to download it and then clearly enter the details on it. The filled form is to be sent to CBSE, at Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Kendra, 2 – Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi, 110092. Along with the application form, the candidates will also have to pay the challenge fee.

The amount of fee is Rs. 100 per questions and the candidates can submit it through Demand Draft or NEFT. The DD will be prepared in favour of “Secretary, CBSE” and is to be drawn at the Regional Office. The transaction is to be made at Syndicate Bank, PS-1-2, Institutional Area, Patparganj, Delhi. The Account Number is 90922160000018 and the IFSC Code is SYNB0009092. CBSE will receive scrutiny request only from 1 to 7 July 2017.

Most would see this as an opportunity to clarify all doubts. However, numerous clauses are applicable. The provision of submitting the scrutiny is only open for those Class XII students who applied for obtaining the photocopy of the answer sheet.

The candidates can only submit the request for evaluation of 10 questions. The candidates must also ensure that these questions are part of the theory sections only. For class 12 notice mentions subjects English Code, English Elective (CBSE), English Elective (NCERT), Hindi Core, Hindi Elective, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, and Accountancy.

The students can only submit the request for scrutiny once. Hence, they must first check the marking scheme of the exam and then check if there is variation in marks or not. If the variation is more than of 5 marks then the entire answer sheet will be re-evaluated and the earlier allocated marks will be nullified. The Board will then issue a new statement of marks which will carry the updated score.

As far as Class X is considered, the official circular says, “In Class-X in the event of receiving representations relating to non-awarding of marks to particular questions(s) as per marking scheme and/or unevaluated portion of the answer booklet, the same shall be dealt as per procedure followed for verification of grades”.

Once the scrutiny is considered, the status of it will be uploaded on the official website of the Board. However, a formal letter regarding the same will also be sent to the candidates through speed post. “In case of upward revision of the marks in question(s), fee paid for the scrutiny of marks shall be refunded for that particular question(s) only.

CBSE being CBSE has also made it clear that if during the re-checking, even a single marks of the candidate is decreased then it will be applicable. Also, the fee amount will not be refunded if the marks remained unchanged or decreased.

The Board has also bluntly stated that there will be no review against the scrutiny of marks and it is not responsible for any caused inconvenience. It will not accept any incomplete application request or that without the fee. Hence, this is the only shot and students are to make most of it.

Some argue that this is incorrect in part of CBSE as it has limited the audience of scrutiny. Also, the glitch has happened and the mandatory fee payment will only discourage the students from submitting the request. You can read the complete notice by CBSE here. Let us know what are your views on the matter. Do you think CBSE is taking positive initiative for improving the situation or is it just a consequence of mere pressure building? Comment below and share your views with us.

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