New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Monday declared the Class 12 board results, without a merit list.
The pass percentage this year, however, has gone up from last year — 88.78 per cent as compared to 83.40 per cent students in 2019, which is an increase of more than five per cent.
Continuing the trend, girls — 92.15 per cent — have performed better than boys — 86.19 per cent — this year as well.
ThePrint had last week reported that CBSE is unlikely to come up with a merit list this year, just like the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).
Senior officials in the CBSE had told ThePrint that coming up with a merit list makes no sense this year because evaluation is being done on the basis of a formula that takes into consideration the exams that students wrote before the Covid-19 lockdown.
In another one-time provision added this year, CBSE decided to not call students “fail” on mark-sheets, but refer it as “essential repeat”.
“CBSE has decided to replace the term ‘Fail’ by the term ‘Essential Repeat’. Hence, in the result declared, no ‘Fail’ term will be mentioned in the documents issued to the candidates and the result hosted on the website,” the board said in a press statement Monday.
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Results of 400 students couldn’t be computed
Results of 400 students could not be computed according to the new assessment scheme. Their results will be announced later.
In order to evaluate students, the board had divided students in four categories for both Classes 10 and 12.
According to the evaluation formula, the four categories of students include those who have completed all their exams and whose results will be declared based on their performance in the exams.
The second category is those students who have appeared in exams in more than three subjects, and the average of the marks obtained in the best three performing subjects will be awarded in the subjects whose examinations have not been conducted.
The other category of students that the board has identified is those who have appeared in only three subjects. For such students, the average of marks obtained in the best two performing subjects will be awarded in the subjects whose examinations have not been conducted.
Finally, there is a category of Class 12 students, mainly from the riot-affected Northeast Delhi region where exams had to be postponed. These students appeared in only one or two exams — their results will be declared based on performance in the appeared subjects and performance in internal/practicals project assessment.
The board is also going to conduct optional examinations for students, who are not satisfied with their results and want to improve their results. The dates for such exams will be decided after consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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