Supreme Court rejects the CBSE evaluation pattern regarding 12th students

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: January 07, 2022 at 19:20 IST

The Apex Court stuck down the policy of evaluation of CBSE which was decided on June, 2020 that states that marks received in the last exam will only be considered for assessing the 12th std students.

The Bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice CT Ravikumar told the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will have to provide an option to the students to decide the better marks of the two exams obtained in the subjects for the final assessment oh their results for the last academic year.

The Supreme Court passed this Order while hearing the Plea filed by students who had appeared for the CBSE exams last year with a view of improving their marks of class 12th.

However, the students have expressed their grievances about the provision of the clause 28 of the June 17, 2021 policy that stated, “As per this policy, marks scored in the later examination will be considered final.”

The Bench stated that, “As a result, we have no hesitation in striking down the condition specified in clause 28 that as per the policy, marks scored in later examination will be considered final”.

The Bench noted that the CBSE has not yet given any clarifications on why that clause is been considered in the policy.

Primarily, the counsel representing the CBSE claimed that the students have been assessed according to the improvement examination, and they cannot be given any advantage of the policy.

To which the Bench questioned, “How does it affect it you? Give us the justification, why is it not possible?”

The Supreme Court had stated that the CBSE should look into the problems and issues faced by those students who had appeared in the examinations last year for upgrading marks in class 12th but received less marks, and this will directly affect their admissions for the higher education.

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