Volume 2 Issue 7

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SC strikes down CBSE's evaluation policy to consider marks scored in improvement exams as final.

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Utkarsh Sinha

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Education Policy and Law

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On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned a provision set forth in a clause in the CBSE�s marks evaluating policy implemented in June last year that specified that the marks obtained in the later improvement examination would be deemed final for the marks valuation of the class 12 students. The bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar, however has rejected the clause 28 of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) policy and has stood up with the decision in the favour of the students. The Apex Court has given the option for choosing the best between the both, that is marks awarded to them under the internal assessment criteria or the marks obtained in the improvement exam, as the final assessment marks obtained for CBSE 12th results 2021. The Board earlier stated that it would evaluate the class 12 students theory based on 30:30:40, that is 30 percent marks from class 10 board, 30 percent from class 11 and 40 percent from the marks based on the performance in the unit, mid-terms and pre-boards in class 12. It also stated that the marks obtained by the 12th class students in their practical and internal assessment on an actual basis as uploaded by their schools on the CBSE portal would also be considered in the deciding of the final results.