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CBSE Announces Class 12 Marking Plan

The Supreme Court on Thursday, 17 June, approved the assessment plans submitted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) for evaluation of Class 12 students.

Class 12 results will be announced by July 31, 2021.

Most importantly, talking about the evaluation criteria, the total marks for class 12th results will be constituted in a ratio of 30: 30: 40 (X, XI and pre-boards) formula.

It means about 40 percent of the weightage will be given to class 12th pre-boards, and the rest of the 60 percent 30 percent will be based on class 11 final exams and 10th exams, respectively.

Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal, explained the evaluation strategy formulated by CBSE. He said, “CBSE has been in existence since 1929 and this has never happened before in the history of CBSE. They have designed this with a committee of experts. For this purpose CBSE has taken three classes – 10, 11 and 12.”

CBSE was the first board to cancel class 12 board exams on June 1 followed by other state boards who also decided to cancel the exams due to the devastating Covid situation in the country.

AG Venugopal also said that students who are not satisfied with the marks through the present mechanism can improve their marks by appearing in physical examinations. This option will be provided when the COVID situation improves or as and when the institutions find fit.

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