New Delhi, 14 June 2021 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would be releasing the Class 12 evaluation criteria 2021 on 16th June 2021. As per the latest update, the 13-member committee set by the CBSE was expected to announce their decision on the final evaluation criteria for assessing the Class 12 students today evening. However, after a few panel members of the committee lost their family members to COVID-19, this has now been postponed for another 48 hours.
Since more than 12 lakh CBSE Class 12 students across India are waiting for the announcement of the final board result 2021, the committee has assured that it will present its marks evaluation criteria report within the upcoming 2 days.
In the meanwhile, there have been reports that the performance in the past 3 academic years, combined with the result of Class 12 pre-boards, could be considered to assess the students in 2021. However, in such a case, the marks of Class 12 pre-boards would carry maximum weightage.
At the same time, there is an equal possibility that CBSE Class 10 and Class 11 final examination marks along with Class 12 pre-board results could be considered as a mode of assessment.
Once released, all students will be able to check the CBSE Class 12 board exam 2021 evaluation criteria on CBSE’s official website – www.cbse.gov.in.
CBSE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria 2021 – What Happened Earlier?
- On 3rd June 2021, CBSE Board Secretary Anurag Tripathi stated that the authorities would take all necessary steps and ensure that the Class 12 board results are declared on time. He also added that the CBSE may take around two weeks to decide and finalize CBSE Class 12 marks evaluation criteria.
- The next day, CBSE constituted a committee to develop the CBSE Class 12 evaluation criteria and released a notice regarding the same on 4th June 2021.
- CBSE announced that they have set up a committee of 13 members including Vipin Kumar – Joint Secretary of Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy, Nidhi Pandey – Commissioner KVS, Udit Prakash Rai from the Directorate of Education, two representatives from schools, representatives from NCERT, and UGC.
- The authorities were given 15 days by the Supreme Court to finalize a fair and free formula for all CBSE Class 12 students.
CBSE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria 2021 – Latest Update
On Friday, 11th June 2021, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal – “Generally the theoretical subject comprises 70 marks each out of 100 marks. So, to calculate the result, the following things can be taken into consideration:
- 20 marks each for class 11 and 10 exams (40 marks in total)
- 30 marks weightage for pre-board exam
- The remaining 30 marks can be allocated for practical exams
The CBSE has already permitted a moderation of + 2 or – 2 marks depending on the result of the concerned school in the past 3 years. I believe that for class 12, the moderation reference should be + 5 or – 5 marks.”
As the final decision is about to be announced, students must keep an eye on the official CBSE website to get the latest updates on the much-anticipated Class 12 evaluation criteria 2021.