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CBSE Class 12 Boards: Will the results be announced today?

The Delhi high court ruling against the scrapping of the moderation policy for this academic year has created some confusion over CBSE’s Class 12 result release dates.

education Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:28 IST
School children are waiting eagerly for CBSE’s Class 12 Board results, but the Delhi high court ruling against the scrapping of the moderation policy for this academic year has created some confusion over the result release dates.
School children are waiting eagerly for CBSE’s Class 12 Board results, but the Delhi high court ruling against the scrapping of the moderation policy for this academic year has created some confusion over the result release dates.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Confusion prevails over declaration of the Class 12 results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) following a Delhi high court ruling against the scrapping of the moderation policy for this academic year.

A source from the board, however, had said on Tuesday that “The results are not likely to be delayed. Even if we have to apply the moderation policy, it will not cause a lot of delay because everything is done scientifically.”

The high court on Tuesday directed the CBSE to restore the moderation policy – which allows the provision of grace marks to students for difficult questions – for the time being. The board had decided to scrap it with immediate effect last month, apparently in an effort to “remove arbitrariness and inflation of marks” as far as the results are concerned.

According to sources, human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar has called a high-level meeting to deliberate on the court ruling. It will be attended by CBSE chairman Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi and Department of School Education and Literacy secretary Anil Swarup, among others.

Sources said CBSE officials have not received the final order from the court, and will be able to understand more about the application of the moderation policy only after studying it.

Last year, minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha had told the Lok Sabha that the element of subjectivity in evaluation helps the moderation policy bring about much-needed parity. “As far as the CBSE is concerned, it adopts the moderation policy to bring uniformity in the evaluation process, to bring parity due to the element of subjectivity in evaluation, to level up mean achievements due to the difference in difficulty level of various sets of question papers, to maintain parity of pass percentage of candidates through the years, and to compensate the candidates for difficulties experienced in answering questions in the specified time,” he said.