The CBSE told the Supreme Court that it will hold the optional Class 12 board examinations for students not satisfied with their assessment, between August 15 and September 15, 2021.
The central board told the apex court that the examinations would be held if the Covid19 situation becomes conducive for the same.
In an affidavit filed in the top court, the CBSE said the Class 12 results, on the basis of its assessment
policy, will be declared by the end of July.
After the declaration of the results, the board will provide online facility for registration to sit in
the optional examination for those students, who are not satisfied with their results.
The board, however, said the examinations would be conducted only in the main subjects.
The marks, obtained by a candidate in this examination will be treated as final, the CBSE made it clear before the Supreme Court.
The CBSE told the top court that it has formulated a policy for tabulation of marks for the Class 12 board examinations to ensure standardisation of marks, as marks of Class 11 and 12 component will be awarded at school level and, so, they will strictly not be comparable across schools.
“Therefore, to ensure standardisation, each school will have to internally moderate the marks to
account for school level variations by using a reliable reference standard. This is necessary in
the interest of fairness and to ensure that the marks allocated are comparable and there is no
adverse impact or undue gain for any student,” CBSE said in its affidavit.
It has been reported that as various other petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court for cancellation of examinations conducted by the state boards, a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar
and Dinesh Maheshwari asked all states to make their stand clear on Tuesday.