CBSE Class 12 exam results today: Here’s all you need to know
The CBSE has advised the public not to visit Board’s office for collection of results as it will not be available there.Board exams 2017 Updated: Jul 02, 2017 17:10 IST
The Class 12 examination results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be released on Sunday.
CBSE chairman RK Chaturvedi declared this on Friday, adding that the board “will follow the moderation policy, as enshrined in rule number 59 of the examination bylaws”.
However, conditions apply. “We have decided to abide by the Delhi high court directive, but there will be no ‘artificial’ spiking of marks – as was decided in an April board meeting,” a board official said, adding that this could result in “a slight dip in scores”.
The moderation policy refers to a practice where students are given extra marks in subjects regarded as unusually difficult, or when there are variations in question paper sets. However, it was noted that such marks are doled out in excess – resulting in a spike in the overall score and triggering high admission cut-offs in universities.
Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar assured Class 12 students on Thursday that the results would be declared on time, despite a high court directive that the moderation policy be applied for this academic session. The CBSE had earlier decided on dropping the policy to “remove arbitrariness and inflation of marks”.
Sources said CBSE authorities considered challenging the high court order, but were told by legal advisors that such an action could end up delaying the results. So the board decided to adhere to the order instead, while ensuring that there was no “artificial” spiking of marks.
The CBSE has also clarified that grace marks awarded to a student will not be displayed along with the results on its website (www.cbse.nic.in) or in the marksheet, as proposed earlier.
Over 18,000 schools across the country are affiliated to the CBSE. As many as 10,98,891 candidates – 6,38,865 boys and 4,60,026 girls – from 10,678 schools registered for the CBSE Class 12 examinations this year.
There was a 2.82% increase in registration for the 2017 edition of the examinations, as compared to the previous year. Around 10,67,900 students – 6,21,259 boys and 4,46,641 girls – had taken it then.
Last year, the examination results were announced on May 21.
Meanwhile, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations announced that the results of the ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) examinations will be declared at 3 pm on Monday.
The results will be made available to students through mobile texts, besides the council’s website and CAREERS portal.
“Individual candidates can access the results by logging onto the council’s website – www.cisce.org – and selecting the Results 2017 option,” said Gerry Arathoon, the council’s chief executive and secretary.