Human Resource Ministry to take a call on Uniform Grading System for pending board exams of CBSE and other state school boards, on Monday, according to the media report.
The idea of the Uniform Grading System is likely to be implemented for both, board and entrance exams.
As stated by a senior Ministry official, various options are to choose from, involving giving students an option on whether to write the examinations or not, complete termination, and to continue with the exams in the month of September. Although the HRD Ministry has not officially declared any conclusion, academic specialists and media summaries have pointed that the remaining exams might be terminated with a uniform grading system based on the internal estimation being executed for all students across the country today, keeping the situation of COVID-19 in mind.
The HRD Ministry geared up after SC’s order
The HRD Ministry’s plan, considering a uniform grading system for internal assessment and also a final statement about carrying forward or cancellation of the remaining CBSE Board Exam 2020 appears just after Supreme Court Hearing on this relevant topic.
Earlier, the SC, while hearing a plea filed by parents, had implored CBSE and HRD Ministry to end this uncertainty overboard examinations and bring a final decision about the forthcoming board exams and also notify the court about how it intends to execute them.
Universal Grading System on the charts
Although there has been no official statement or declaration, reports have indicated that the HRD Ministry officers have been operating to devise a uniform grading system that can be carried out across the nation for the pending board exams, scheduled to be executed in July. The grading system will contemplate marks gained by a student in an internal assessment to confirm the final year results and enable the students to next grade or make them ready for admission to higher education organizations. As per references close to the ministry, the uniform grading system will be acceptable to all areas of the country i.e. red, orange, and green zones, and will help to put some sense of equivalence as far as education pertains.
With respect to NEET UG 2020 and JEE Main 2020, the executing agency NTA has not been able to give a stable conclusion on whether to hold up or discontinue the exam, the report asserted. Since students’ future relies on these exams, it will be a tough decision to terminate them.
The report implies that several alternatives are being deemed including performing the exams online or in a staggered manner to avert mass gathering at the center. Formerly some states have proposed to eliminate the NEET UG exam this year and admission to be conducted on 12th marks.