The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) during the hearing in the supreme court has submitted the Class 12 evaluation criteria or the final strategy through which it will assess Class 12 students. The government cancelled the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the continuing pandemic across the country.
As per the reports, the Board today told the Supreme Court that students will be assessed based on their performance in the final examinations for Classes 10 and 11 as well as the pre-board examinations for Class 12.
The CBSE-appointed 12-member committee suggested a 30:30:40 methodology, with Class 10 component (30 percent) based on the best three performing subjects in the board exams, class 11 component (30 percent) will be based on the final exam and class 12 component (40 percent) based on unit test/mid-term/pre-board. If a student is unable to meet the qualifying criteria – now spread across three years of study – they will be placed in the “essential repeat” or “compartment” category.
It also said that the students who are not satisfied with the evaluation formula will be given an opportunity to take up Class 12 examination when the pandemic situation becomes conducive.
The schools will have to submit the final marks to the board by July 15. A five-member result committee will be formed in each school comprising the principal as chairperson, two senior-most teachers of the school teaching Class 12, and two teachers from neighbouring senior secondary schools teaching Class 12 who will be “co-opted as external members”.
CBSE has asked the schools that were unable to complete their practical to perform online practical testing and oral exams and upload the internal assessment results to the CBSE system by June 28, 2021.
The Board is expected to announce Class 12 Board Exam 2021 results by July 31, 2021.