After the cancellation of CBSE Class 12 board examination 2021, the big question now is – how will the Class 12 marking scheme be devised? As per media sources, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering two options for evaluating the Class 12 students –
- Assessing the students on the basis of their performance in the final exams of Class 10 and 11, and the internal exams of Class 12.
- The second option in deliberation involves marking the students as per their performance in Class 10 board exam, and internal assessments of Class 12.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exam – Official Updates on Marking Scheme and Result Declaration Schedule
Appeal for the parents, students, and teachers to “not panic” – Specifying that the CBSE is in the process of structuring the criteria of Class 12 evaluation, CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi appealed to the students, teachers, and parents to “wait for a bit” and not panic. “We will put it in the public domain once it (evaluation criteria planning) is completed,” he said.
Class 12 results to be announced in time for university admissions – Mr. Tripathi has also stated to the media that the Class 12 results shall be announced before the universities begin their admission process i.e., August 2021.
CBSE may take 2 weeks to finalise the Class 12 marking scheme – CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi has specified that the assessment criteria for Class 12 has not been decided yet. He further stated that it may take the CBSE authorities around 2 weeks to finalise an evaluation criteria. He refused to divulge any further details on the issue while emphasising that the board (CBSE) is trying make “the best possible” efforts during the current COVID times, and the students who remain dissatisfied with their results will be given an option to sit for Class 12 examinations when the situation improves.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Cancellation
The Central Government announced the cancellation of CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 last evening (1 July 2021). This decision was announced a few hours after Prime Minister Modi chaired a high-level review meeting, during which he was briefed on all possible options related to holding the Class 12 exams this year. These options were put forward after extensive discussions with all the states and other stakeholders.
The evaluation of CBSE Class 12 board results would now be done as per an objective criterion. As per the announcement, the results would be declared within a set time frame.
Students will be provided with an option to appear for the Class 12 exams, if they wish to do so. For such cases, the exam dates will be announced as per the COVID-19 situation in the country, so that the students can appear for the exams when the situation is favourable.
The decision to cancel the Class 12 board exams has been welcomed by various states across the country.