With CBSE 12th result 2017 soon to be announced, the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), R K Chaturvedi has asked Yogesh Tyagi, Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University (DU) to give ”appropriate weightage” to CBSE students during admission to undergraduate programmes this year. Thi is extremely significant as CBSE does not want their students to lose out to state boards that inflate their class 12 results, according to an Indian Express report. 32 school boards had decided to not inflate their class 12 marks in a meeting organised by CBSE on April 24. School Education Secretary Anil Swarup had also attended the meeting. CBSE expects a drop in results this year after many years after the passing of the resolution to not inflate marks.
CBSE has asked DU to award ”appropriate weightage” in order to protect its students from boards which may not abide by the resolution. CBSE, in a letter dated May 9, has asked DU to tweak the admission policy to introduce some concession for CBSE students this year, as per the Indian Express report.
In the letter, Chaturvedi stated, ”CBSE, being a national board, plans to adopt the consensus developed in the April 24 meeting to do away with moderation of marks of class XII examination from the current year so as to set the trend for other state boards to adopt it on priority.”Chaturvedi fears that other boards may implement the resolution from the next school year.
The Indian Express reports, moderation is a common practice adopted by most boards to bring uniformity in the examination evaluation process. Marks scored by a student in class X and class XII are tweaked to align marking structure of various examiners to maintain a parity in pass percentage of candidates. Moderation has been misused by boards to spike results, this forces universities to set a high eligibility bar for applicants.
It is not known whether Delhi University has agreed to CBSE’s request as the university is yet to respond to The Indian Express’ calls and text messages. DU’s admission process will begin on May 22.
Some state boards have discontinued the process of moderation. Punjab School Education Board Class XII results saw a dip of 14 per cent in the overall pass percentage as compared to last year.