CBSE Class 12 students, parents on tenterhooks in Bihar over delay in results

Updated on Jul 02, 2017 05:12 PM IST
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PATNA: The delay in the publication of Class 12 board examination results by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has not only pushed students in Bihar on the edge but will also hurt their plans of pursuing better educational prospects in Delhi, Pune and other parts of the country.

The announcement of the Class 12 exam results may be affected as the Union human resource development ministry decided on Wednesday to seek legal opinion on the Delhi high court order asking the board to continue with the moderation policy, a practice that CBSE decided to do away with from this year.

Moderation refers to manipulation of marks from the total score of students based factors such as difficulty levels in different sets of question papers.

The delay has started giving anxious moments to students and their parents. Saumya of Delhi Public School in Patna said the wait was getting excruciatingly longer and making it difficult for students.

“The board should notify a tentative date for the good of the students to give them at least some relaxation from the ordeal of remaining on tenterhooks every day. Different dates float around on the internet using different sources. Our excitement has died down and has now been replaced by apprehensions,” she added.

“There is already a lot of delay and the problem is that we cannot apply for many colleges until we get our results. There are also worries about the marking pattern. If grace marking is scrapped from this year, it will certainly affect many students and may sour their dreams of reaching good institutions,” Anjali, a student of DAV School in Patna’s BSEB Colony, said.

Neena Choudhary, whose son Aman Kumar is a commerce student at St Joseph’s High School, said that sudden changes for whatever reasons, were causing a lot of confusion.

“We don’t know what is happening. If the evaluation has been completed, how suddenly things will change, and if so, will it be fair to the students. My son keeps talking to his friends about the likelihood of results, though we try to calm him down,” Choudhary added.

DK Sinha, the secretary of a body of private schools affiliated to CBSE, said that the delay and confusion were not good for the students.

“After plus 2, they plan decisively about their career. Sooner the results are out, better it will be. We are also getting a lot of calls, but cannot do much,” he added.

The education board will announce its future course of action and the decision over results at 5.30pm on Wednesday, a source said.

A CBSE official, who did not want to be quoted, said that the CBSE would give prior information on its website about the date of publication of results.

“It is a confidential matter and decided at the top level. Following the court order, the senior officials in Delhi will decide what needs to be done,” he added.


    Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.

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