The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBSE “Why should you do away with re-evaluation?” The question asked by the court after being shown answer sheets where correct responses to questions had been awarded zero marks.
A bench of justices A K Chawla & Sanjeev Sachdeva asked Additional Solicitor General (ASG), Sanjay Jain, appearing for the CBSE, how the Board will explain such "apparent errors" in the evaluation.
The Delhi High Court was not influenced by the claim of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that the decision to scrap re- evaluation was taken due to extremely less number of errors in checking answer sheets.
According to the court "Even if only one student is affected, the career of that student is at stake,” Even minuscule marks are of importance as it decides whether a student would get the college and course of his or her choice, the court added.
The court's observation came while hearing several pleas by students appeared for CBSE Class 12 board exam 2017, against the CBSE's decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy.
Recently, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has released previous year statistics related to the number of students applied for verification of marks and stated that there is no unprecedented increase in the number of applications for verification as stated in some news reports.
CBSE has decided to set up two committees to study and analyse the problems related to the evaluation process followed by the board.
Recently, large numbers of discrepancies are reported from all over India in CBSE Class 12th result 2017 after students applied for marks verification.