CBSE allows paper recheck for Class 12

Dissatisfied students can apply online

Class 12 students of CBSE-affiliated schools can now get a maximum of 10 questions rechecked per subject. The Central Board of Secondary Education has given relief to students in the name of examination reforms.

Students who just finished taking the board examination can apply online for re-evaluation and the fees will be charged per question, an official said.

Till now students only had an option of re-evaluation of a paper where a checker will see whether any question is left unmarked or an error is made in the counting of marks. But they could not opt for rechecking of questions.

Chairman of CBSE Vineet Joshi said it is the board’s attempt to increase transparency in the examination process. “Students must be given a chance to go for re-evaluation if they are not happy with the result. So we have given them the option to re-evaluate a maximum of 10 questions per subject,” he added.

“Students always have had complaints about the board giving less marks; now with this initiative students won’t have such issues.”

Last year, after the Supreme Court’s order, the CBSE started issuing students the photocopy of their answer sheets online.

Officials said that students can avail this facility and see their answersheets sitting at home and if they are not happy with the marking of some questions they now have the option of rechecking.

‘Marks Matter’

Each mark matters in taking admission in colleges and this new initiative will help students to have a fair competition in getting through, they added.

The processes of getting a photocopy of answer sheet and applying for re-evaluation of questions are available only online.

The chairman of the CBSE said that the guidelines for re-evaluation of class XII students are almost complete and they will be issued soon. A circular will be sent to schools in this regard, an official said.

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