Students of class 12th need to say goodbye to those exaggerated marks from the coming year. The Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE) is preparing to remove a clause in its marking system, or moderation policy, which spikes its Class 12 results, reports HT.
On 29th June 2017, a CBSE Examination committee will meet and decide on the clause in the policy that is used before the announcement of the school results. The governing body will also discuss the issue of evaluation pending in the high court.
According to the clause, the CBSE has to maintain equality in pass percentage subject-wise, year-wise and overall. This clause is the reason why the pass percentage has remained almost constant in the past years. IN 2015, the pass percentage was 82%, in 2016 it was 83.05% and in 2017, the pass percentage was 82.02%.
In view of students scoring 100% marks, the CBSE has decided to zilch the policy.
Prakash Javadekar, the Union Human Resource Development Minister said on Saturday evening that these bad practices of generous distribution of marks need to stop soon. Students should not be just awarded marks. They have to work hard.
These high scores are responsible for some unbelievably high cut-off scores, reaching as high as 100% for admissions in subjects like mathematics and chemistry in esteemed colleges like Delhi University.
The moderation policy, allowing the board to give extra marks to students, was adopted in 1992. But the some other state boards like in Uttarakhand, Goa, and Tamil Nadu, used the same system to spike their board results resulting in an increase in the overall pass percentage. This led to a widespread resentment. States such as Maharashtra, Bihar, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, have not adopted this moderation policy.
CBSE had decided to do away with this system in April by Delhi High Court asked to continue the policy this year.
CBSE makes three different sets of papers, one for the Delhi region, one for rest of the country and one for foreign countries. From next year, the board is planning to make a single paper that will reduce the need for moderation.
A CBSE source said that the board is a democratic setup and there is no harm in revisiting their policies.
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