No CBSE XII re-evaluation from 2017
The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to do away with the re-evaluation facility for Class XII students from 2017, board chairman R K Chaturvedi said on Tuesday .
CBSE had introduced a three-tier re-evaluation system in 2014. Students and parents termed the latest move as “unfair“.
While the options of verification of marks (calculation errors) and access to photocopy of evaluated answer scripts will continue, the final stage of re-evaluation has been discontinued. CBSE reasoned that a negligible percentage of students actually applied for re-evaluation and, that in case of any discrepancies, they could approach the regional offices.
The re-evaluation facility was valid for 11subjects -English (core and elective), Hindi (core and elective), mathematics, physics, chemistry , biology, business studies, economics and accountancy .
Under the present system, a candidate first has to apply for verification of marks, followed by an application for photocopy of the answer sheets.Then one can apply for reevaluation.
Also, there is a cap on the number of questions a candidate could demand re-evaluation for.
The CBSE should not scrap the provision for re-evaluation of papers. It may well be true that only a tiny fraction of those who appear for the exams seek re-evaluation, but that is not a good enough reason for scrapping it. Even if only one student needs to use it, the provision must be retained. After all, it is not as if there is a huge cost involved in the exercise.