CBSE on Thursday finalized the marking scheme for class 12 students and will be assessed based on their marks in classes 10, 11, and 12. The CISCE will also follow a similar scheme. The evaluation strategy in 3 parts- class 10 component (30 percent) based on best three performing subjects in the board exams, class 11 component (30 percent) will be based on the final exam and class 12 component (40percentt) based on unit test/mid-term/pre-board.
However, students are not thrilled about the new marking scheme, particularly because of the inclusion of previous years’ marks. Teachers have also claimed that the scheme is unfair and leaves a lot of room for questions.
Some students have suspicions regarding the inclusion of Class 10 board exams, while others are concerned about their performance in Class 11
The proposed methodology may seriously disadvantage students showing progress over some time. CBSE board as a system, has never rewarded consistency in performance. It was built on the concept of one high-stakes exam, said Manit Jain, Chairman, FICCI ARISE.
Rajiv Bansal, Director-Operations – Global Indian International School (GIIS), said Class 12 CBSE board students of the academic session 2020-21 have faced extremely uncertain times and deserve effective evaluation to move ahead with their academic and vocational pursuits. Every student will get a fair chance of comprehensive performance evaluation. This well-defined, time-bound criterion is in the best interest of the students and we wish them all the very best as they enter a new phase of their academic life.