On this Friday, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank interacted with the students through social media. During this talk, he told that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct an alternative board examination in August for students who are dissatisfied with the result. These exams will be held for those students who are not happy with the evaluation formula of CBSE.
The Education Minister assured the students of the CBSE Board that there will be no injustice to the merit of any student. He said that with the evaluation formula of CBSE, all the students will get results according to their merit. Students who will be dissatisfied with the result from the CBSE evaluation formula will have the option to appear for the exam if the situation is right. This optional exam may be held in August.
However, he did not answer any questions from the students, regarding the 10th and 12th board exams, during this period. In this interaction with the students, parents, and teachers, he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for approving the cancellation of 10th and 12th exams due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the same time, the minister expressed happiness over the support of the Supreme Court on this decision and urged to have faith in the CBSE evaluation process. Although during this interaction on social media, students also asked for NEET, JEE Mains and private exam updates, the union education minister’s reply was unclear.
Schools have been asked to submit Class 10th marks by June 30, while for Class 12th schools have been given a deadline of July 15. CBSE is working on the 30:30:40 formula to evaluate the marks of Class 12 students on the basis of the results of Class 10th, Class 11th, and Class 12th respectively. 30 percent marks will be given on the basis of the 10th board exam, the next 30 percent marks will be given on the basis of the 11th Class and the 40 percent marks will be given on the basis of the 12th Class unit, mid term, and pre-board examinations.