CBSE class 12th results 2021 in the shadow of COVID 19

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Data & Performance

It was for all Indian CBSE recognized schools to upload the data of internal assessments by 30th June. A special committee that was set up by the board, indicated some schools to revisit the inflated range of marks. The revised result was finally uploaded on 25th July and the result got published on 30th July.  It was a sigh of relief for many! About 70,000 students (5.37%) scored above 95% out of total 13,04,561 students, whereas in last year in 2020 it was 38,686 students score above 95% which was 3.24% and past year 2019 it was 17,693 students which was 1.47% of all who scored above 95percent.

With these high percentiles, the direct impact will be on cut off list of DU and all other colleges in India. Many colleges already have had very high cut off for admissions in various courses and this year the merit list may soar up even higher as compared to previous year.  As per DU officials there will be 70,000 undergraduate seats this year, which is qual to number of students who scored above 95%.

Maintaining the previous trend, girls continued to outshine boys this year again by a margin of 0.54 percent while the pass percentage this year is 99.37 percent.

The result stands declared on the official websites – and Result is also available via SMS, UMANG app.

As per the CBSE officials, the students who are not satisfied with the marks obtained on the basis of internal assessment have opportunity to appear for physical examination. The board will start online registration to know the exact number of the applicants and will declared the dates soon.

Results based on latest criteria by CBSE for class XII

In India it was a concern of about 14 lakhs students who had registered for written exam of class XII, which was originally scheduled to be held in May 2021. There had been continuous delay and postponement of the board exams of class XII due to Covid -19 cases across our country. This posed a major challenge for boards like CBSE & ICSE concerning evaluation to produce results without conducting exams. Finally, after the intervention of the Supreme Court, CBSE came out with the solution on the evaluation criteria for this year.

CBSE submitted a 30:30:40 formula for evaluation

The evaluation strategy has a total of three parts. The class XII result will be based on –

  • class X best 3 performing subjects in the board exams
  • class XI component based on the final exams
  • class XII components based on unit test /mid -term /pre board.

And for the students who are not satisfied with the marks, may opt for reappearing in physical examinations when the pandemic situation becomes conducive.

Each school had to form a ‘Result Committee’ to consider the marks of students obtained in the three examinations in 3 different years. The mark statements thus generated and submitted were further vetted by the moderation committee of CBSE.

Suvidha presents a view on the evaluation criteria

This policy of evaluating results seems fair in due course of pandemic where students and their parents are facing a completely chaotic academic scenario like never before. But this may not hold ground in coming years as the focus on online driven education systems would be ever-growing. Here performance is the driving factor rather than evaluation.

The current CBSE curricula for classes X, IX and XII have a substantial but irregular variance in the degree of difficulty. Usually, a students’ performance is unpredictable in the senior secondary levels. Some would love to get a component of previous years’ performance while others may not want their scores to be compromised.

While Class X has been important as an essential qualification grade, high school comprising XI & XII are selectively significant depending on career choices that would be made after 12th. So, averages & weightage calculations spread over a period of 3 yrs. don’t present a fair scene on class XII results. However, a student’s coursework and other established assessment tools for the running year provide for rigor and quality control to be built in for that year.

Measuring & determining student’s mastery over content and skills in specific subjects for one particular year must sensibly be assured by the board in the coming years even if the pandemic prevails. This year’s change of guidelines for evaluation is in concurrence to this approach. The CBSE Board has kept the best interest of young Indian students by adopting digital modes for evaluation. This would give fairer results for the year 2022. The extended impact of results on accessibility/allocation of educational or professional opportunities would also be justified.

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