SC gives option to CBSE Class 12 students to cancel improvement exam scores

SC gives option to CBSE Class 12 students to cancel improvement exam scores

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow students who either failed or scored low marks in their Class 12 improvement exams, to protect their academic careers. to retain their original assessment score.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar passed the order while hearing a petition filed by 11 students, who had challenged the rule issued by CBSE in its tabulation policy for 2021, which had mandated that the marks of correction exams be taken for all future purposes. was made binding on the purposes. Some of these students who were ‘pass’ in their original marks scored less or were declared ‘failed’ in the improvement examination held during August-September 2021. Since he had already taken admission in undergraduate courses, he appealed to the court. To save their academic year by allowing them to retain their original marks.

The bench found no justification for denying the students the option of retaining their original scores and struck down Article 28 of the tabulation policy, which said, “The marks obtained in the subsequent examination shall be treated as final.”

“What is the difficulty in doing it again what you have done in the past. Give us the justification why it is not possible,” the bench said. Advocate Rupesh Kumar appeared for CBSE and filed an affidavit stating that the board has decided to partially modify its policy and that students who have failed or failed in the examination to retain their original scores. Was asked to repeat. However, in respect of those who got less marks in the improvement, the Board was not ready to consider their case.

The affidavit filed by CBSE Controller of Examinations Sanyam Bhardwaj said, “Students cannot be allowed to challenge the said decision (Article 28 in the policy) after knowingly participating in the process, once they find that after The result is not favorable to them.” The result of the improvement examination was declared on September 29.

However, to ensure that “the academic career of students is not affected”, CBSE revised its June 17 tabulation policy. Simultaneously it was also felt that the students failing in the examination based on objective type questions would not fit into the present pattern and syllabus of the examination.

The 11 student petitioners were represented by advocate Mamta Sharma, who said that CBSE’s policy would cost students a crucial year and sought a sympathetic approach from the court.

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