A 12 membered committee formed by the Central Board Of Secondary Education(CBSE) on Thursday submitted the pattern on which final marks would be awarded to Class 12 students. According to the new formula, the overall marks for Class 12 would be decided on the basis of scores obtained by the student in the past three years from Class 10 to 12. Results on the basis of the new evaluation pattern will be declared on July 31.
The revelation was made to a bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari which was hearing the case of Class 12 board exams.
According to the new evaluation pattern, 40 per cent of the Class 12 marks will be allocated on the basis of marks obtained in Class 12 pre-board exams. The scores of Class 11 final exams will carry 30 per cent weightage in the final results for class 12 students. The remaining 30% marks will be based on the best of three scores obtained in the Class 10 board exam.
Practical exams will be for a total of 100 marks. Scores for the same will be decided on the basis of marks given by the school.
Students who are unable to attain qualifying marks in the final Class 12 result will be put in the category of ‘essential repeat’ or ‘compartment’. For those unsatisfied with the marks obtained under the new formula, CBSE will later conduct the Class 12 board exams where students can appear again.
It may be recalled that PM Narendra Modi had, on June 1, announced the cancellation of Class 12 board exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court had then asked CBSE and CISCE to submit the pattern on which final marks would be awarded to Class 12 students.