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Uncertainty over class XII results, CBSE likely to challenge Delhi HC

CBSE will file a petition in SC justifying its decision to scrap the moderation policy.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CBSE class XII results to be announced tomorrow

Uncertainty prevails over the announcement of class XII as the board is likely to challenge a High order allowing continuation of its on extra marks which was scrapped last month.

According to top sources in the government, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will file a special leave in the Supreme justifying its decision to scrap the

At a high-level meeting today chaired by Union Prakash Javadekar, it was decided that the Board will take legal opinion before deciding on its future course of action.

"Legal opinion was sought and it was decided that the board may challenge the order and will be announced on basis of the decision," a source said.

The High had yesterday said that doing away of the marks this year was unfair to students who had registered for the exam when the policy was still in place.

When asked, the said that the would take a call on the issue.

Chairman R K Chaturvedi, however, maintained that the court order is being "studied" and all attempts are being made not to delay the

"The court order is being studied in detail and we are trying that the results are not delayed," he said.

The sources further said that the moderation has to be viewed at three different levels -- grace marks to help students pass in case he or she is missing out by few marks, difficulty levels in different sets and inflation or spiking of marks which is carried out in the garb of moderation.

"The board is likely to contest the third definition of moderation," the source said.

The issue of six states already declaring their results is seen as another matter of concern as those students are likely to suffer in the undergraduate admissions.

The high court had yesterday termed as "unfair and irresponsible" the board's decision to scrap its 'moderation policy' under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions and had asked why it cannot be implemented from next year.

The decision of the CBSE, which would come into effect from this year, "would have a drastic effect on the students," the court said.

It also asked the board why it cannot implement the change in policy from next year as the results of the 2016-17 exams are expected to be announced in a few days.

The CBSE along with 32 other boards had decided to do away with the marks moderation policy last month.

First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 09:43 IST