Delhi High Court Censures CBSE for Scrapping Re-Evaluation of Board Exam Papers

By Malavikka

The woes of the CBSE students continue with the policy of the organising body Central Bureau of Secondary Education that does not re-evaluate the exam papers after the announcement of the board exam results.

Why is CBSE re-evaluation issue raised now?

The issue is now raised after several students complained of the incorrect evaluation process that was inferred after the verification of the results. Escalating the complaint to the Delhi High Court, the CBSE is facing charges against it for its volition to do away with re-evaluation.

Delhi High Court Censures CBSE

Why did CBSE scrap the re-evaluation process?

The CBSE in its defence claimed that only a negligible number of papers were found erroneous and in fact, only 2.47 per cent of the students had applied for re-evaluation. However, a bench of justices Sanjeev Sachdeva and A K Chawla criticised the CBSE questioning about the carelessness in evaluation even if it meant for a less number of students.

The remark by the court came in response to the claim of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), represented by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, that the number of errors in the evaluation was minuscule, which is why re-evaluation was done away with.

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Why should CBSE do the re-evaluation of board exam results?

Evidence was produced against the CBSE where instances of zero marks was awarded for fully correct answers by Maths teachers themselves. The bench questioned the credibility of such teachers and criticised the CBSE for its decision.

The bench asked the Board to file on record its governing body and examination committee's reasoning behind the decision of October last year and listed the matter for hearing on June 23.

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Orissa High Court orders re-evaluation of CBSE Board Exam Results

The students have also sought parity with an Orissa High Court order directing CBSE to re-evaluate the answer sheets of 150 students of that state.The order had come after a CBSE lawyer there had submitted that the re-evaluation policy was still in existence.

But before the Delhi High Court, another CBSE lawyer said the statement made before the Orissa High Court was incorrect and the board is going to appeal against the order directing re-evaluation of the answer sheets. In this regard, the CBSE told the Delhi High Court that the Orissa High Court would be setting up a special bench to hear the board's plea.

Also Read: Incorrect Evaluation Done for CBSE Class 12 Exam Results, Students Shocked

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