New Delhi: The Supreme Court has approved the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) 40:30:30 formula to evaluate the marks of Class 12 students, which will be based on their Class 12, Class 11, and Class 10 results, respectively.
Understanding the evaluation formula
The approved formula (40:30:30) takes into account a student’s performance in 12th standard using 40% marks they score in pre-boards or mid-term exams held at their schools earlier this year, 30% from their Class 11th final exam marks, and 30% from their Class 10th board exams.
The theoretical part consists of 70 or 80 percent of a subject score, with the remaining coming from internal assessments and practical tests for that subject.
The country’s two largest education boards CBSE and ICSE will also follow a score modernisation policy in which a student’s score will be tweaked in accordance with the past performance. CBSE will take into account a student’s best performance in the last three years while ICSE will consider a student’s best performance over the last six years.
Computation of 30-30-40 percentages for theory score
For class 12th, a student’s performance in each subject in either one or more unit tests, mid-term or pre-board theory exams will be considered. The final call will be taken by the ‘Result Committees’ which comprise the school principal, two senior-most teachers, and two teachers teaching class 12th students at a neighboring school.
It will be entirely decided by the committee to consider that only pre-board exams may be taken into account or to give equal weightage to pre-board exams and mid-term exams.
For class 11th, the calculation will be done on the score in the respective subjects from year-end final theory exams that the students wrote in 2019-2020.
For class 10th, the average of the theory marks of three main subjects in which a student performed best in their Class X board examinations will be computed.
Internal and Practical exams
Schools that were not able to complete the practical and internal exams have to finish the tests in an online mode by June 28 this month.
Final exam and results
The schools have to submit the final marks to CBSE by July 15, the final results will be declared by July 31 this year.