CBSE’s Formula for Evaluating Class XII Marks Explained

The unpredictability of the COVID-19 has led to bad times faced by everyone. The worst-hit were the future of Class 10th and Class 12th Students whose exams got delayed and cancelled now and again. 

Since the exams cannot be held to assess the performance of the students, CBSE came up with a formula for the evaluation of marks of Class X to Class XII students. Mind you, eighteen states have cancelled the Class XII Board examinations, while six others have already begun.

What is the Formula?

Each subject’s theoretical marks will be calculated using 40% of their scores in subject pre-boards or mid-term examinations given by their schools earlier this year, 30% of their Class XI final exam scores, and 30% of their Class X board exam results. 

This will be added to the actual grades they received in that subject’s internal evaluations and practicals in Class XII. The result of this evaluation will be announced by July 31st.

How will the percentages of 30-30-40 for theoretical marks be calculated?

For Class X: The average of three key subjects’ theory marks in which a student did best in their Class X board examinations will be computed. Based on the theory weightage of each topic, this average will be given to all subjects in class XII.

For Class XI: The computation will be based on the students’ grades in the various topics from their year-end final theoretical examinations in 2019-2020.

For Class XII: It will be determined by students’ performance in one or more unit tests, mid-term examinations, or pre-board theoretical exams in each subject. 

This will be up to the judgement of the ‘Result Committees,’ which will be formed in each school and consist of the principal, two senior-level teachers, and two teachers teaching Class XII at a nearby school.

What happens if a student does not receive passing grades? Students who are unable to score in one topic will be put in the “Compartment” category, and a compartment examination will be held after the results are released to allow them to retake that subject. 

Those who fall short in more than one topic will be put in the category of “Important repeat.”

What happens if a student is dissatisfied with their grade?

Students who are dissatisfied with the method of evaluation or the grades they will receive will be permitted to take written exams administered by the board “When conditions are favourable to taking the examinations.”

The grades they receive on this optional test will be used to determine their final grades.

So, the 100 years-old Education pattern has been altered into a formula that easily evaluates a student’s performance. The fact that if you are not satisfied with this structure, you can opt for the old boring method of written examination, is a plus point. 

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