Post Delhi HC ruling, Centre assures justice to students
Clearing doubts on CBSE Result 2017, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that CBSE will declare the result dates, there is nothing to worry about, no injustice will be meted out to anyone on Thursday.
The CBSE is likely to move the Supreme Court challenging the HC order.
The CBSE has not yet announced the date for the declaration of the results, but there were reports in various sections of the media that the results could be declared by the board anytime this week. The UP board made a decision to follow whatever call CBSE takes while the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, which normally declares its results by mid-May, seems to have a similar strategy.
Looking deeply into this matter, the Ministry of Human Resource Development had taken a decision to scrap this marks moderation policy which would obviously result in bringing down the percentages and the cutoffs of various universities.
Under this policy, students who appear in board exams can be awarded up to 15 per cent extra marks.
While UP board is clearly following CBSE’s footprint, there has been no word from the CISCE board, which conducts the ICSE and ISC board exams. The recent PIL in the Delhi High Court has kept the new CBSE policy on moderation marks still hanging.
When will be the results declared? With the marks moderation policy, it becomes hard to identify between the good and average performers. If the Supreme Court rejects the high court order, we could have the results out sooner than expected.
“Equalisation of marks for different question papers is OK”. But if the court upholds it, then these papers would have to be re-examined, which would result in more time being taken up.
Over 27 lakh students are eagerly waiting for CBSE class 10 and class 12 results of 2017.
A further delay would be catastrophic for students planning to give higher level entrance exams to professional courses, especially medicine and engineering degrees, which are competitive and draw in applicants by the thousands.