New marking scheme for students of 10th and 12th: CBSE

By: Isha Bhandari

CBSE new marking scheme: Recently the Central Board of Secondary Education has dismissed the examination for the students of class 10th and 12th. The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued an estimated pattern for the wiped out examination. Students under this pattern are split into 3 divisions.

1st division: Students who are done with their examination in 3 or more subjects before the 19th of March fall under the 1st division. For these students, CBSE will allot the average marks in the “best 3 performing subjects”. CBSE, by best 3 means the papers in which the student has secured the highest marks.

2nd division: Students who have completed their examination in 3 subjects before this pandemic falls under this division. For these students, CBSE will allot the average marks in the “best 2 subjects”. Again by best 2 CBSE means the papers in which the student has secured the highest marks.

3rd division: lastly, the 3rd division includes those students who could only haul 2 examinations until March 18th. Their results will be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in (one or two) examinations and the internal appraisal.

20 to 30% marks are kept aside for internals (practicals and project work), in most of the subjects.

A total of 12.66 lakh students are done with their examination before this pandemic. The remaining students have completed their examination in 3 or more subjects. Only 2,300 students particularly from schools in the disturbance damaged areas of Northeast Delhi, could take a maximum of two exams until March 18.

What about the students who could not take exams in “scoring subjects”?

“If there are students who feel that the average marking is unfair, they have the option to take the Board exams at a later date. But if they opt for improvement, then their performance in the Board exams will be considered final,” the official in an interview said.

CBSE could have used pre-board examination for alloting marks.

“Schools usually set tough question papers for the pre-board examination, and the marking scheme is conservative. They do this in a bid to prepare students for the Board exams. It would be unfair to use the performance in the pre-Boards for the final results. Moreover, nationally, there are 24,000 schools affiliated to the CBSE. It’s challenging to normalize results across so many institutions,” the CBSE official added. Students who had appeared in the exams can expect their results by July 15, as mentioned in the board’s notification.

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