Optional exams for Class 12 to be held between Aug 15-Sep 15 By Suchitra K Mohanty
THE Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)on Monday filed an additional affidavit before the Supreme Court informing that the results for class XII board exams would be declared by July 31. The CBSE in the affidavit said that the disputes regarding the result computation will be referred to a committee. The Board said that the optional examinations will be held tentatively between August 15-September 15, when the situation is conducive, and marks in the optional exam is to be treated as final marks. The Supreme Court’s vacation bench, comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, will hear a batch of pleas challenging the objective criteria formulated by the CBSE and ICSE to assess students of Class XII on Tuesday at 2 pm.
The Supreme Court on Monday was told by both CBSE and CICSE that they have amended their respective evaluation scheme to assess Class 12 students and incorporated a dispute resolution mechanism for the candidates who have any objections. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said it has incorporated a clause which said that the dispute with regard to computation of results will be referred to a Committee constituted by the board. It said that the scheme has been further amended to say that after declaration of result, if the candidates are not satisfied with their result, CBSE will provide online facility for registration for the examination.