Delhi HC asks CBSE to explain errors in evaluation of board exams
Several students, who gave the board exams this year, moved high court against the CBSE’s decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy. Media reported errors in totalling of marks awarded to several students in various subjects and mistakes were brought out when re-verification was opted for.delhi Updated: Jun 21, 2017 23:26 IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the CBSE to explain how zero marks were awarded to one of the students when the answer was correct as per the marking scheme.
A bench of justice Sanjeev Sachdeva and justice AK Chawla asked the CBSE to explain such “apparent errors” in evaluation, saying if it happens with only one student, then too that person’s career would be put at stake.
The remark by the court came in response to the claim of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that the number of errors in evaluation were minuscule, which is why re-evaluation was done away with.
Not convinced by the CBSE’s argument, the court asked it, whether, for an instance, one can rely on evaluation by a Maths teacher who cannot even correctly total the marks awarded.
This assumes significance as there were news reports recently which said that the CBSE had made errors in totalling of marks awarded to several students in various subjects, including Maths, and the mistakes were brought out when re-verification was opted for.
The bench asked the Board to file its governing body and examination committee’s reasoning behind the decision of October last year to do away with re-evaluation and listed the matter for hearing on June 23.
The court was hearing several pleas by students, who gave the board exams this year, against the CBSE’s decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy.