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SC Approves CBSE, CISCE Assessment Schemes for Class 12

CBSE and CISCE assessment schemes

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved the CBSE and CISCE assessment schemes of a 30:30:40 formula for evaluation of marks for students based on results of classes 10, 11 and 12, respectively.
The Apex Court also decided that there will be no roll-back of the decision to cancel class 12 board examinations.

Both CBSE and CISCE said they would declare the results on or before 31 July.
The Class 12 assessment plan of CBSE is:
The result will be on the performance in classes 10, 11 and 12th.
1. 30 percent Marks – Best of 3 of Class 10th result
2. 30 percent Marks – Class 11 final exams
3. 40 percent Marks – Class 12 mid-term/pre-board exams

The CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Examination, in its evaluation criteria report, referred to components to be evaluated and the weightage in percentage to arrive at final results.
CBSE said it will evaluate class 12 students for theory based on 30 percent marks from class 10 board, 30 percent from class 11 and 40 percent from marks based on the performance in the unit, the mid term, and pre-board tests.
The committee said the marks obtained by class 12 students in practical and internal assessment on an actual basis as uploaded by schools on CBSE Portal will be also considered in deciding final results.

The CISCE or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, however, said that it would consider the performance of students for the last six classes, unlike CBSE which is taking note of performance in classes 10, 11 and 12 exams, in finalising the final board results.

A special bench of justices –
A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari rejected the plea of senior advocate Vikas Singh that there should be a relook of the decisions of CBSE and CISCE to cancel class 12 board exams in view of the fact that tests like Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) would be conducted in a physical manner.
“We have no manner of doubt that this cannot be taken forward. We have already accepted in principle the decision taken by the Boards and placed before us,” the bench added.
The bench further said, “In any case, the students who want to appear can do so for improvisation of marks and that takes care of the students who want to appear. In other words, no prejudice will be caused to students who want to appear.”

In a hearing conducted through video conferencing, the SC said prima facie, it has no reservation to accept the assessment schemes and the boards can proceed on the same.
The SC bench also told Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for the CBSE and senior advocate JK Das, representing CISCE that
“However, the (assessment) scheme must incorporate the provisions for dispute resolution in case students want correction of final result declared and the second is for declaration of results and when the timeline for optional exams would be declared,” the SC bench told.

Both the boards agreed to the suggestions of the bench which has now posted the matter for hearing on June 21 when senior lawyer Vikas Singh would advance arguments on assessment schemes.
“We will have it on Monday. CBSE and CISCE are free to finalise your scheme and notify it. If further suggestions are given, then we can consider it.”

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