The Central Board of Secondary Education is actively considering a proposal to assess Class 12 students based on their performance in the Class 10 Board examination, Class 11 final examination, and the Class 12 pre-board examination. According to sources in the Education Ministry, the 12-member expert committee set up by the CBSE discussed this option at a meeting held on Saturday.
“The broad consensus was to factor in marks scored in the Class 10 Boards, Class 11 exam, and Class 12 pre-Boards. There were differences about the exact weightage to be given to each component. That final decision will be taken by CBSE,” said a Ministry official. The three components will be counted towards 70 marks meant for theory, he added.
On June 1, CBSE scrapped the Class 12 Board examination due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was announced after a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. It was justified on the ground that “students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation”.
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