CBSE ups correction time limit to five years

Students of CBSE schools can now apply for correction in their name, date of birth and parent's name within five years from the date of declaration of their board examination results.

"Limitation of cases of correction in candidate, mother and father name/correction in date of birth has been revised. Revised time limit will be 5 years from date of declaration of result and it will be applicable to all cases after class X/XII 2015 examination onwards," the CBSE said in a notification.

The revised time limit for this shall also be applicable to the current ongoing cases, already received by the regional offices and headquarters of the CBSE as well as cases pending in various courts, it added.

Students so far had only one year time to seek corrections.

The school board had brought in this provision in February 2015 as hundreds of students were applying for such corrections even after several years of passing the board examinations.

The rules were changed to fix one year time limit, amid suggestions within the board that many of the students might be using the system to get a new identity with change in names and other details to procure passports or avail other benefits.

Before the 2015 notification, there was no time limit for the students, passing their class X or XII board examinations, to apply for fresh certificates with corrected names and other details.

Change in name, surname and other details of the students were allowed on the basis of an affidavit and a copy of a newspaper advertisement by the applicants.

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