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CBSE 12th results 2021: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on evaluation criteria to tomorrow

The court said that in principle it has agreed with the evaluation scheme but will hear the petitioners before suggesting any changes in it

Gonika Arora Gonika Arora @AroraGonika
New Delhi Updated on: June 21, 2021 13:28 IST
The class 12 results will be announced by July 31
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The class 12 results will be announced by July 31

CBSE 12th results 2021: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 evaluation criteria till tomorrow. The court said that in principle it has agreed with the evaluation scheme but will hear the petitioners before suggesting any changes in it. 

Meanwhile, a section of students challenged CBSE, CISCE's decision to cancel physical exams for Class 12 students. Vikas Singh Sr Lawyer appearing for the students argued for conducting the physical exams as the Covid  positivity rate has come down.  

A vacation bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari who heard the matter today asked the boards to clarify on petitioner's grievances. The court will hear the case again tomorrow at 2 pm. 

The apex court also adjourned hearing on another plea filed by class 12 private and compartment students against board's decision to conduct offline exams. The court said that it was important to have finality in the matter while adjourning the hearing.  A vacation bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari has listed up the hearing for tomorrow. 

The writ petition filed by the students stated, "Like regular students of CBSE, the Class XII Private/Patrachar/2nd chance Compartment candidates are aspiring and are equally hopeful to secure admission in various Universities/Colleges of repute in India and abroad for pursuing their higher education. However, if their examinations are delayed beyond reasonable time till a conducive environment is achieved in order to conduct the examination, they will not only lose opportunity to apply and seek admission in these Universities/Colleges, but they will also be denied their fundamental right to education."  

Advocate Abhishek Choudhary who is fighting the case on behalf of students said, "I projected the plight of these students before the Hon'ble Bench with reference to a possibility where these students would not be able to take admission for higher education in colleges / universities in India and abroad. The Hon'ble Court assured that if need be, counselling for such admission may be deferred. I'm confident about a positive outcome soon." 

CBSE 12th evaluatuion criteria

 The board said that class 12 results will be decided on the basis of performance in Class 10 (30% weightage), Class 11 and Class 12 (40% weightage). 

In its affidavit submitted in the Supreme Court, the board said that a result committee under the principal of the school will be formed in each school comprising of 2 senior most PGT from the same school and 2 PGT from neighboring schools. The committee will be given the liberty to prepare the result by following the policy of the board.

The class 12 results will be announced by July 31. 

READ MORE | CBSE developing IT system to assist schools tabulate Class 12 Board exam results 

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