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CBSE sets up panels to probe Class-XII exam result discrepancy




 In a huge relief to students, who have alleged discrepancies in publication of CBSE Class-XII exam results, the Board on June 20 set up two committees to study loopholes in the evaluation procedure.

Sources said amid complaints by students of faulty evaluation of their Class XII answer sheets, the CBSE on June 20 set up two committees to study the loopholes in the evaluation procedure. While the first committee will enquire in to the process of evaluation and post examination processes to identify and analyse discrepancies and suggest corrective measures to strengthen the process, the second will study, analyse and suggest systemic improvements in the evaluation process to make the system robust, they added.

After much hullabaloo, the CBSE admitted that in spite of best efforts made by the experienced subject teachers, there may be possibility of human error in transferring marks to the title page of the answer scripts, summation of marks and manual posting of marks in the computer system. Interestingly, CBSE’s decision came after the Orissa High Court on Tuesday filed a suo motu contempt of court case against a highranking official of the board in connection with the alleged discrepancies in the publication of Class-XII exam results in Bhubaneswar zone.

The HC on June 20 filed a suo motu case against the Joint Secretary of CBSE, New Delhi, Manoj Srivastav. Sources said the HC has directed the top official of the CBSE to reply by July 3. The HC has also asked the board to submit answer sheets of 18 students, whose re-evaluation was earlier conducted.

Meanwhile, Odisha Abhibhabaka Mahasangha, the forum which has led the protest against CBSE alleging irregularities in the marking system, will meet Union HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar on June 22 to apprise him of the ordeal of the affected students.






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