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CBSE to widen scope of board exam re-evaluation

Education NewsAt present, CBSE offers re-evaluation for seven papers for Class XII Board exams. Moreover, there is also a cap of 10 questions sought to be re-evaluated.

According to senior CBSE officials, after the successful pilot run for the 2014 Class XII Board exams, the facility is likely to be extended. “As of now, it is available only for English, Hindi, physics, chemistry, mathematics, political science and economics. Also, not all answers can be rechecked. A final decision is yet to be taken and the announcement is likely before the start of the 2015 Board exams.”

The re-evaluation facility is likely to be extended to other important subjects like accountancy, history, geography and business studies, among others.

Till 2013, dissatisfied students had to be content with a ‘verification’ of marks, which meant a re-totaling of marks given for each answer. But last year, ushering in one of the most radical exam reforms, CBSE allowed Class XII students appearing for the Board exams to not only get a copy of their evaluated answer sheets, but also seek re-evaluation instead of just a recount of the marks. Students were also allowed to specify which questions they want to be re-evaluated on. The facility was open to those who applied for it online, from availing a copy of the answer sheet to requesting for re-evaluation. The provision of verification of marks/grades and obtaining photocopy of the evaluated answer sheets will also continue. The Board will issue details of the initiatives before declaration of the 2015 Board results on its website.

Source: The Times of India

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