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Updated: June 27, 2020 23:34:10
The Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE), for the first time in its history, has deleted exams for classes 10 and 12. Ritika Chopra explains the alternative correction system of the CBSE and whether the decision to cancel the exams could influence other councils of state.
How will the CBSE score students in subjects for which no exam has been taken?
The CBSE has announced an evaluation plan for the canceled exams. The students, within the framework of this program, are divided into three categories.
Applicants who have completed exams in more than three subjects (before March 19) are in the first category. For them, the CBSE will assign the average marks of the “three best performing subjects” to the canceled exam. By three best, the Council understands the articles in which the student obtained the maximum of points.
Applicants who had completed exams in three subjects before the COVID disturbance are a separate group. In this case, the average marks obtained in the “two best performing subjects” would go to the deleted exams. Again, by two better, the CBSE stands for subjects in which the student has obtained the maximum marks.
The last category includes candidates who could take a maximum of two exams until March 18. Their results would be calculated based on their performance in the (one or two) exams and the internal evaluation.
In most subjects, in the CBSE exams, around 20 to 30% of marks are reserved for internal evaluation (generally practical work and projects).
How many class 12 students will be classified under the special program?
About a third of the 12.66 lakh grade 12 students had passed all of their exams before the COVID disruption began. The remaining applicants – approximately two-thirds of the total – will be scored under the special program. Among them, the majority of students have completed their exams in three or more subjects. There were only 2,300 students, mostly from schools in the riots northeast of Delhi, who could take a maximum of two exams until March 18.
Could a special grading system end up being unfair to students who couldn’t take exams in “grading subjects”?
A senior CBSE official, who spoke with The Indian Express on condition of anonymity, says it’s unlikely. “If there are students who feel that the average grade is unfair, they have the opportunity to take the jury exams at a later date. But if they opt for improvement, then their performance on the jury exams will be considered final, ”said the official.
Unlike the CISCE, the CBSE did not plan to classify the students according to the results of the pre-boarding exams? Why?
“Schools usually set difficult questions for the pre-board exam, and the grading system is conservative. They do this in order to prepare students for jury exams. It would be unfair to use the performance of the pre-boards for the final results. In addition, nationwide, 24,000 schools are affiliated with the CBSE. It is difficult to standardize results in many institutions, ”added the CBSE official.
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Will the CBSE’s decision to abolish the exams have a ripple effect on the other councils of state?
No less than 18 states and Union territories have already completed their Council exams for class 12 students. These are Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karnataka. So nothing changes for their students.
But the CBSE’s decision to cancel the exams in July has already influenced a Council of State. On Friday, the West Bengal Council for Upper Secondary Education followed suit. The state education minister said the decision was based on recommendations from a panel of experts and the submission of the CBSE to the Supreme Court this week.
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