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CBSE marks bungling: Two committees to be set up to examine evaluation process

CBSE will set up two committees comprising senior officers to look into problems related to the evaluation processes, a release by the board has said.

education Updated: Jun 21, 2017 13:49 IST
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Bungling in Class 12 Board exam marks after verification led to some students with low scores getting 90% or more(PTI)

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has set up two committees to look into the ‘problems’ related to the evaluation process after receiving complaints from students and parents.

“The board has taken a prompt decision to set up two committees comprising senior officers of the Board to delve in depth in to the problems related to the evaluation processes being followed in the Board,” CBSE said in a release.

The board said the first committee will enquire in to the process of evaluation and post examination processes to identify and analyse discrepancies and suggest corrective measures to strengthen the process.

“The committee will submit the report within two months of its inception,” an official said.

A source said the first committee will also fix responsibility by finding out the teachers/evaluators responsible for the evaluation errors.

The second committee will study, analyse and suggest systemic improvements in the evaluation process to make the system robust. The committee will submit the report within three months of its formation, CBSE said.

Sources said HRD secretary (school education & literacy) Anil Swarup had a long discussion with the CBSE chairman over implementation of a foolproof system to minimize errors as it concerns future of many students.

A source said though error in verification is not unprecedented and has happened in the past, but the government has taken it very seriously.

“An impression is being created that it has happened for the first time, but if you look at the data for the past four years, similar errors have occurred. However, CBSE and the ministry wants to reduce even that,” a source said.

Amid allegations “faulty evaluation process”, the CBSE on Monday had clarified that it has received requests for verification of marks from only 2.47 per cent of the students. A total of 10,98,891 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exams this year.

According to the CBSE, the percentage of students applying for verification of marks in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were 2.31, 2.09 and 2.53 respectively.

“Similarly figures for examination 2014, 2015 and 2016 were 2.31 %, 2.09 % and 2.53 % respectively. This shows that there is no unprecedented increase in the number of applications for verification as stated in some news reports,” a CBSE statement said.

The board also said that it had done away with the process of re-evaluation on the basis of a decision taken by its examination committee and the Governing Body in June 2016 as data suggested that there was no change in marks after re- evaluation in more than 99.98 per cent cases.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 13:31 IST