The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled class 10th board examinations 2021. The decision to cancel the exam has been taken by the board, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Now that the exam has been cancelled, everyone wants to know how the result will be prepared. Well, so far, only this much is clear that promotion of the students will be done as per ‘objective criteria’. The criteria will be developed by CBSE and announced, when perfected.
The term ‘objective-criterion’ has created frenzy among the students. Apart from this, in a statement to news agency, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that CBSE class Xth result 2021 based on the ‘internal assessment’. This has deepen the confusion further.
Technically, objective criteria is a piece of information which is prepared on the common grounds for both the parties. In this case, it will be guidelines or rules which are beneficial for students and the exam concern bodies. Hence, the objective criteria to pass the students will be prepared after consideration lot of factors. These criteria will be decided in such a way that no student is at disadvantage.
The situation right now is very similar to last year. In the year 2020, CBSE conducted the examinations for most of the subjects but the pandemic forced the board to cancel the examinations for the remaining papers. For CBSE board exams 2020, students who appeared for three or more papers were awarded marks based on the average of the highest marks obtained by them in any three subjects. On the other hand, for students who appeared for two papers only, their result was prepared based on the average of two highest-scoring exams.
The CBSE class 10th result, last year, for these students was also calculated based on performance in internal or practical or project-based assessment. It was applicable especially for those who appeared for less than two papers.
This year, no exam is being held. So there are high chances that the selection will be done entirely on internal assessment. However, due to schools being closed for such a long time, it is difficult to state the nitty-gritty of assessment process.
Students in class 10th need not worry. Education Minister has also informed that any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on the basis of the objective criteria will get an opportunity to sit for the written exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.
CBSE 10th class exams were earlier scheduled to be held from May 4 for which around 21.5 lakh students applied. Along this all, exams for class 12th have been postponed and the new date sheet will be released after June 01, 2021.