CBSE to re-evaluate exam papers of students for class XII

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday gave an undertaking in the Delhi high court that it would relax its verification scheme to allow students to approach it for scrutiny of answer sheets. Hence, the students who appeared in class XII examination can now apply for the re-evaluation.

CBSE also ensured the court that all requests by students would be considered on a ‘first come first serve basis’ and it won’t act upon the undertakings it extracted from students that they cannot approach courts on account of their having obtained photocopies of the answer-sheets, reports TOI.

A learned ASG, Sanjay Jain, on Saturday gave a statement: “Notwithstanding the fact that the policy for revaluation of the answer sheet stands withdrawn with effect from 2017 examinations, in the peculiar facts and circumstances pointed out by the petitioners, if any of the petitioners were to apply to CBSE with a grievance that a particular answer-sheet has not been evaluated as per the concerned marking scheme circulated to the head examiner in respect of major subjects, whereupon CBSE will scrutinise such answer sheets and take appropriate remedial action, if required.”

He further states that “the concerned marking scheme shall be uploaded on the website of CBSE within a period of two working days,” a bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Yogesh Khanna recorded in its order disposing of the petitions filed by several students.

During the hearing, ASG Jain submitted on behalf of CBSE, “Within the limit of our verification scheme we will look into the students’ grievances.”

Some of the students had challenged CBSE’s May 29 notification and wanted to gain photocopies of their evaluated mark sheets as they had got fewer marks than what they expected.