CBSE board Class 12 Results 2017: No date set yet, Prakash Javadekar insists that it will be declared ‘on time’

As the Supreme Court of Delhi and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) continue to face the brand moderation policy, uncertainty is about the dates when the results of Class XII will be announced.

Concerns about results continue even as Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said Thursday that the CBSE would declare the results of Classes X and XII on time. “The results of CBSE will be declared on time, the date will be counted by CBSE. There is no need to worry about court order, justice will be done for all,” Javadekar told IANS. Javadekar’s comments came as a result of the direction of the Delhi HC to CBSE not to implement its decision to reject its brand moderation policy this year.

Representation image. PTI
Representation image. PTI
The court had noted that the CBSE had decided to end the moderation policy after students had taken the exams. CBSE had agreed to reject its “moderation policy” in April, whereby students are granted grace on the quizzes. The court’s direction came in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that held that the policy should not be eliminated this year as it will affect Class XII students who have applied for admissions abroad. The petition was filed by a parent and a lawyer, saying that the policy was changed through notification after the examinations for the year were conducted and therefore would have a drastic impact on students.

This move is expected to negatively affect results, The Indian Express reported. The goal of brand moderation is to achieve uniformity in the assessment process, in which student grades are changed to align with the marking standards of different examiners.

The CBSE along with 32 other boards had decided to end the moderation of the marks. However, some states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu had decided not to withdraw the moderation policy this year.

At the moment, Moneycontrol reports that Javadekar announced that CBSE will continue to enjoy. He added that marks will not be allowed.

Examinations for classes X and XII began on March 9. A total of 10,98,981 students appeared for the Class XII examinations, an increase of 2.82 percent from 2016.

The examination schedule has already been delayed this year due to Assembly elections that took place in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. But the HRD ministry had called on all boards across the country to ensure that this would not affect outcome reporting as it would have had a knock-down effect on students seeking to enter colleges for graduation.

As uncertainty continues around the dates of the results, students can check their marks on any of these two official websites: cbse.nic.in or cbseresults.nic.in when the results are out. All students have been asked to keep their pertinent information, such as roll numbers, ready to avoid delays.