Relief to class 12 students- can approach the board for reevaluation under “verification scheme”

NEW DELHI: In a relief to students who took the Class 12 board exams this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) told the Delhi high court on Friday that students who feel that their answer sheets were not correctly evaluated can approach the board under its verification scheme.

The CBSE said that it will give reprieve to those students who have issues with their marks but will be unable to challenge it as the board has done away with re-evaluation process.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the board, told the court that, “Within the limit of our verification scheme we will look into the students’ grievances”. He said the outcome of the verification will be communicated to the students on first-come-first-serve basis. Jain further said the marking schemes of CBSE for respective subjects shall be uploaded on its website soon.

Taking note of the submission made by the ASG, a vacation bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Yogesh Khanna, told the students to approach the board regarding their grievances.

The ASG also told the court that no undertaking will be taken from students that the “photocopy of an evaluated answer book shall not be challenged by any examinee in the court of law or make any claim on this account in any forum”.

The court was hearing petitions by students, who gave the board exams this year, against the CBSE’s decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy.

Some of the students, represented by senior advocate Kirti Uppal and advocate Virag Gupta, have challenged the CBSE’s May 29 notification which lays down the process and fees for re-verification of the marks and for obtaining the photocopies of the evaluated answer sheets.

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source: Hindustan Times

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