Improvement Marks Policy of CBSE Struck Down by Apex Court
On Friday, 7th January 2022 Supreme Court took the decision in favor of students and struck down the Improvement Marks Policy of the Central Board of Secondary Education for Class 12th Result announced last year in 2021. According to the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Improvement Exam Marks Policy, students who chose to take the Improvement Exam were instructed to accept the marks they received in that exam as their final score for the CBSE 12th Result 2021. The bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar, however, has rejected Clause 28 of the Central Board of Secondary Education Assessment Policy and had taken a decision in favor of students, and the Supreme Court has given the option of choosing the best of both, i.e. marks awarded to them under the Internal Assessment Policy or marks obtained in the Improvement Exam, as the final assessment score for CBSE 12th Result 2021. In this article, we will discuss the Internal Assessment Policy and Improvement Exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates who have appeared in the Term 1 Exam of Class 10th and Class 12th can bookmark this page to get all the updates related to CBSE and CBSE Term 1 Result 2021-22.
CBSE Class 12th Result 2021: Internal Assessment Policy Struck Down
The Internal Assessment Policy is struck down because the Central Board of Secondary Education should offer an alternative to the candidate to accept the better of the two marks acquired in the subject for the final declaration of his or her CBSE Class 12th results for the previous academic year. Class 12th Result is important for students to take admission for higher studies. The Supreme Court noted that a grievance had been raised about the provision in clause 28 of the 17th June 2021 policy of CBSE that stated that “marks scored in later examinations will be considered final.” The supreme court was hearing a plea filed by some students who had appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education exams last year conducted for improving their CBSE class 12th marks.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition brought by 11 students who were certified passed in their initial results by the CBSE based on the 30:30:40 evaluation criteria and were then permitted to take the improvement tests in August-September last year. The petition, submitted by counsel Ravi Prakash, requested that the authorities responsible keep the petitioners’ original results instead of the improvement examination results. According to a press release by the Central Board of Secondary Education, 34,317 regular students took the marks improvement exam to boost their Class 12th score, and now they are asking for their earlier result which was generated by the assessment scheme of CBSE.
CBSE Class 12th Exam 2021: Assessment Scheme
The assessment schemes of the Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, which had adopted the 30:30:40 formula for evaluating marks for students in the 12th standard based on their results of class 10th, 11th, and 12th, respectively, were approved by the apex court last year. The CBSE had previously said that class 12th students will be evaluated for theory based on 30% marks from the class 10th board, 30% marks from class 11th, and 40% from marks earned in the unit, mid-term, and pre-board examinations in 12th Standard. It had stated that marks achieved by class 12 students in practical and internal assessments on a real-time basis, as submitted by schools to the CBSE portal, will be taken into account in determining final results.
CBSE Class 12th Result 2021: Verdict of SC is in favor of Students
As a result, we have no problem in striking down the condition set forth in Clause 28 that marks earned in subsequent examinations shall be regarded final under the policy,” the bench stated. Due to the spread of pandemics, the student’s studies have been hampered and the supreme court has understood the situation and has taken the final decision in favor of students by striking down clause 28 of policy. The petitioners’ contention is that this requirement has been included in contrast to previous schemes in which the best of two marks acquired by a candidate in a subject was to be taken into account for the final announcement of results. The Central Board of Secondary Education has not provided any rationale for such a divergence, according to the report.
Due to the pandemic last year, the CBSE class 12 board exams were canceled. The court, in dismissing the petition, stated that the policy was necessary due to the difficult position faced by students and that this alone justified adopting a provision that is more favorable to them. The counsel for the CBSE stated from the beginning that these students had been assessed based on the improvement exams and could no longer benefit from the policy. “What effect does it have on you?” “Give us a reason why this isn’t conceivable,” the bench said. While hearing the case last month, the Supreme Court stated that the Central Board of Secondary Education should address the situation of students who took the exams last year to improve their grades in class 12 but received lower grades, as this may affect their admissions to higher education. The students who took the improvement examinations had obtained admissions based on their initial scores, which the highest court stated should not be affected.
Hence, after the verdict of the supreme court the students who have passed the higher secondary examination in class 12th by internal assessment scheme and reappeared in offline examinations to improve their score, now have the option to choose the result of their convenience. If the students are getting good grades in Internal Assessment then they can choose internal assessment marks as their final class 12th marks.
FAQs on CBSE Class 12th Exam 2021
Q. Does SC revoke Clause 28 of the Internal Assessment Policy?
Yes, SC revokes Clause 28 of the Internal Assessment Policy.
Q. What is the Internal Assessment Scheme of CBSE for Class 12th?
According to the Internal Assessment Scheme of CBSE for Class 12th, students will be evaluated for theory based on 30% marks from the class 10th board, 30% marks from class 11th, and 40% from marks earned in the unit, mid-term, and pre-board examinations in 12th Standard.
Q. What is the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education?
The official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education is @https://www.cbse.gov.in/
Q. What is the full form of CBSE?
The full form of CBSE is the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Q. What is the full form of CISCE?
The full form of CISCE is Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations