New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Class 12 results will be announced on July 31 and will be based upon students' performance over the last three years, that is, from Class 10 to Class 12.
For the uninformed, the Central Government had announced to cancel Class 12 board exams on June 1 in the backdrop of Coronavirus Disease(Covid-19).
The overall marks obtained by students will be in correspondence with the past performance of the school in Class 12 board exams, the Board said. "The historical performance of the school, in terms of the best overall performance in the previous three years' Board examination, will be taken as the reference for moderating the marks assessed by the school for 2020-21," it added.
"The computation of theory marks for Class 12 will be based on performance in one or more Unit Test(s)/Mid-Term/Pre-Board(s) theory examination. The result committee of the school may decide weightage to be given to each exam based on the credibility and reliability of the assessment. For example, if the committee may be of the considered view that only the Pre-Board exams may be taken into consideration, then a full weightage can be given to that component. Similarly, another school Result committee may decide to give equal weightage to Pre-Board exams and Mid-Term exams," said the CBSE affidavit in the top court.
About 40 per cent of the marks will be based on Class 12 pre-board exams, 30 per cent on the Class 11 final exam and 30 per cent marks will be based on best-of-three Class 10 marks, the board said.
The CBSE said that each school will have a result committee under the principal of the school, comprising of two senior-most PGT from the same school and two PGT from neighbouring schools.
Practicals will be for 100 marks and the students will be assessed on marks submitted by the school.
"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. Students who are not satisfied can appear again when the CBSE conducts Class 12 board exams," Mr Venugopal told the court.
Meanwhile, the court has asked both the CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to include a dispute resolution panel for students who may complaint and demand change in final scores.