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CBSE Class 12 results may be delayed, decision expected at 5:30pm

Sources had earlier said the results can be expected between Thursday and Saturday

education Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:28 IST
Neelam Pandey
Neelam Pandey
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Students at an exam centre before taking the CBSE Class 12 exam. (HT FILE PHOTO)

The announcement of CBSE’s Class 12 exam results may be affected as the Union HRD ministry decided on Wednesday to seek legal opinion on a Delhi high court order asking the board to continue with a marking policy that it recently decided to nix.

Sources said the government has sought legal opinion on the issue of moderation, 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 HC asked CBSE on Tuesday to continue with the policy for this year.

“Legal opinion is being sought on the issue and various options are being explored. Things will become clearer by the end of the day,” said a senior HRD official.

So far, the CBSE has maintained that the Class 12 results will not be delayed. The CBSE will announce its future course of action and the decision over results at 5.30pm, a source said.

“All attempts are being made to ensure results are not delayed. But a number of states have already declared results without doing moderation so there is still confusion about the entire issue,” said a source.

The issue was discussed in a meeting called by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar with secretary school education and CBSE chairman on Wednesday.

CBSE officials said that they will continue with grace marks and a decision was taken in April to do away with moderation, which is seen as a factor behind high cut-offs in university entrance processes.

First Published: May 24, 2017 14:16 IST