A panel formed by the CBSE has not yet submitted its recommendations on the assessment criteria for students in class 12 whose exams have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.
The 13-member panel, set up by the board for this purpose, was supposed to submit its report by Monday. However, it will probably take a few more days to finalize the criteria.
“The panel did not submit its report. Extensive discussions have taken place to arrive at fair and objective criteria. The final recommendations will be submitted soon,” said a source.
“Most of the panel are in favor of a weighting of grades for grades 10 and 11 in addition to the pre and internal exams for grade 12. However, a final call has not yet been made and the report will be submitted in a few months. days, ”the source said. added.
On June 3, the Supreme Court granted the central government two weeks to devise objective, well-defined criteria for the assessment of Class 12.
On June 4, the CBSE set up a committee of 13 members to develop the criteria. The panel had ten days to submit its report.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also wrote to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ suggesting that the result of students in class 12, whose exams were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, should be calculated taking into account the grades obtained during the course. 10, 11 and pre-boarding exams.
On June 1, the government canceled the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the lingering pandemic across the country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the decision was made in the best interests of the students and that the anxiety of students, parents and teachers should be tested. an end.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Modi where it was decided that the CBSE will take steps to compile the results of students in class 12 according to well-defined objective criteria within a limited time frame. .
It was also decided during the meeting that in the event that some students wish to take the exams, such an option will be offered to them by the CBSE as the situation becomes favorable.
Reviews were scheduled to take place in May-June and were postponed due to the second wave of the pandemic. The CBSE had previously canceled the Class 10 board exams and announced an alternative scoring policy.
According to the policy, while 20 points for each subject will be for internal assessment as every year, 80 points will be calculated on the basis of student performance on tests or exams throughout the year.
The weighting in terms of maximum marks for schools that have carried out the tests and exams throughout the year will be: periodic test / unit test (10 points), semester exam (30 points) and pre-boarding exams (40 points).
For Class 10, schools have been asked to submit tabulated scores by June 30 and the result is expected to be reported in July.
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