The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a new way of reporting results for Class 12 students as the board exams were canceled due to the increase in coronavirus cases in India. The board has submitted a formula to the Supreme Court that outlines how they will assess student scores. The formula has a ratio of 40:30:30 depending on the marks obtained by the students in Class 12, Class 11 and Class 10.
This means that 40 percent of the total score will be scored according to theoretical exams conducted by schools such as pre-board exams and midterms. For Class 12, the marks that students have obtained in internal evaluations and practicals will also be taken into account. The remaining 30 percent will be evaluated based on the grades obtained in class 11 and the remaining 30 percent will be evaluated from the results of the class 10 meeting.
Class 12 marks evaluation
The board will consider how students have performed in each subject on their unit tests, intermediate or pre-meeting theory exams. Each school will have its ‘Results Committees’ that will participate in preparing the results for the students. This committee will decide at its discretion whether to only take pre-meeting exams into consideration for full weighting or whether it can be divided into pre-board exams and midterms.
Another aspect that is taken into account is the Class 11 component. The evaluation of students will be carried out by the respective marks they have obtained in each subject during the final theory exams at the end of the year. For the grades that are awarded based on the results of class 10, the average of the theoretical grades of three main subjects in which the student has obtained their best performance will be taken into account and will be computed with the main result. This average, according to the board, will be awarded uniformly to all students in class 12.
The board has asked schools to internally moderate grades and take into account grade-level variations in student scores when it comes to tests that have been taken internally. The reference to the historical performance of the students will be considered as an anchor. CBSE in its tabulation policy has highlighted that the grades of the subjects evaluated by the school for the academic year ending in March 2021 must be within a range of +/- 5 grades that students have obtained in the school in the subject in the reference year. .
Any student who falls short in a subject will be assigned a “compartment” and the exam will take place after the statement of results. Students who fail more than one subject will remain in the “essential repetition” category.
It should be noted that students who are not satisfied with their grades and the assessment form may have the opportunity to sit a written exam. The board will conduct an examination for this case when the Covid-19 situation is conducive enough. The grades obtained by the students in this optional exam will be considered as a final grade.