Pune: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has refuted claims published in certain sections of the media that 50 per cent of the Std XII students who had applied for re-evaluation got more marks.
Releasing the exact numbers, the CBSE said that out of 66,876 applications in the first stage verification process, there were changes in marks in only 4,632 cases.
The statement released by CBSE said, “Out of the approximately 1.5 crore answer copies (of 28 lakh candidates of class X and XII, over 61 lakh copies were from class XII. Of these, there were 66,876 applications for the first stage verification process. Out of these 66,876, finally, there were changes in marks in only 4,632 cases, which is 6.9 per cent of the total. Hence, overall, out of about 61 lakh copies, marks changed in case of only 0.075 per cent students.”
It added, “Earlier the Board’s policy was to not affect any changes after re-evaluation if the changes ranged between 1-5 marks, as it is an accepted international norm that there will be 5-7 per cent difference in evaluation between one evaluator and another. However, in compliance of a 2017 Delhi High Court order, the CBSE in 2018 considered changes in marks even in the range of 1-5, which has led to an increase in the number of cases where changes have been recorded after revaluation.”
The CBSE also stated that out of 4,632 cases where there has been an increase in marks, there are 3,200 such cases which fall in the increase by 1-5 marks category, which otherwise was considered zero error by the Board earlier. The board has now initiated action in cases of 214 teachers for callous evaluation.