The CBSE’s alternate assessment policy for Class XII cannot be applied to private candidates, which is why examinations must be held for them, said the CBSE through a statement on Wednesday.
The CBSE’s decision to hold examinations for private candidates while exams have been cancelled for regular students has annoyed many of these candidates. A protest is being planned outside the CBSE headquarters in the capital today. Private students are those who used to be regular CBSE students and had failed their first or second attempts and are either repeating the exams or want to improve their performance. Patrachar students will also have to sit for the exams. This year, there are around 22,000 students private registered with the CBSE and many have demanded that they be evaluated using alternative criteria as is the case with regular students. On Wednesday, the CBSE stated this is not a possibility, since neither the board nor schools have necessary performance records for these students.
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