The long wait of scores of students just got longer. Students of Class 10th and Class 12th eagerly wait for the CBSE board results. Class 12th results were likely to be announced on today, May 24th, 2017. However, the latest verdict of the Delhi High Court directing the CBSE to reintroduce the Marks Moderation Policy is likely to delay the announcement of the results.
Under the Marks Moderation Policy, students can be given up to 15% extra marks in case the questions in the exam were tough and difficult to answer. The CBSE had done away with this policy. However, the stance of CBSE was challenged by parents stating that abandonment of this policy is not in the best interest of the students.
Since states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh had not abandoned the moderation policy, while Delhi had, this would adversely affect the interest of students studying in the National Capital.
A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M. Singh stated that “rules cannot be changed after the game has begun” indicating that CBSE and the 32 other boards that have withdrawn the Moderation Policy cannot do so at this juncture.
An official of CBSE said that the board will study the court’s order in detail. The official also stated that moderation of marks is not a time-consuming process and therefore, there will not be a long delay in the declaration of results.
More than 8,80,000 students took the Class 10th CBSE exam while close to 11,00,000 students appeared for the Class 12th CBSE exam.