New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Thursday announced that its portal for the moderation of marks for Class 12 will be launched on 16 July, and remain open till 22 July. The portal link is available on cbse.gov.in.
Schools failing to submit the finalised marks by then will face action, the board, which released a policy document for the same, said.
It also cautioned schools to exercise due diligence and avoid bunching of higher scores (those above 95 per cent).
“..To ensure compatibility and fairness at the higher range of marks, schools should exercise due diligence and ensure that there is no bunching of total marks in the range of 95 and above,” it read.
“They will, therefore, have to restrict the number of students at each level of overall marks from 95 and above, to ensure that this number is not more than the number of students scoring these overall marks, as per the best historic performance of the last three years,” it further read.
The board also instructed schools to declare “valid, reliable and unbiased results” in order to ensure fairness.
The CBSE had informed the Supreme Court that it would declare board results by 31 July.
Board exams for classes 10 and 12 of the 2020-21 academic year were cancelled owing to the second wave of Covid-19. In June, the board informed the top court that it had devised a 30:30:40 formula to declare results — 30 per cent of the marks would be tabulated from Class 10 board, 30 per cent from Class 11, and 40 per cent from the Class 12 school assessment.
This means the 30 per cent of Class 10 marks is to be based on the average theory component, i.e., of the five main subjects, the top three subjects in terms of performance will be considered.
The 30 per cent of Class 11 marks will be based on the theory component of the final exam, while the 40 per cent of Class 12 marks will be based on unit test/mid-term/pre-board exams.
“For each subject, the school will have to follow a broad distribution of marks, which will be based on the performance of the specific year by that school in that subject,” CBSE’s policy document further stated.
The CBSE document also explained how schools could use the software provided and issued a set of guidelines for the same.
(Edited by Manasa Mohan)
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