Similar to the hundreds of Plus II students, who appeared for their Boards under the Council of Higher Education Department (CHSE), assertions for the wrong evaluation of the answer sheets have made a hundred minds boggle for they appeared Class XII Board exam under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the state of Bhubaneswar.
The students charged that a large number of them had qualified for the national level entrance tests, and these low scores can affect their career prospects and admissions in future.
The parent of a student of St Xavier International School, Patia said that “How is that 18 students of one particular school have failed the Boards? These were the students with a good track record and have cleared JEE Mains and AIPMT. Neither the CBSE individuals nor their own school are reaching out for them. We feel vulnerable and deciding to take this matter to court.”
The regional office of CBSE has received something like 5,000 online applications for rechecking, receiving scanned copy of results and for revaluation this year, as disclosed by the official sources. But unlike the CHSE, no huge queues were seen at the CBSE office as the entire procedure was facilitated online.
“The verification and re-evaluation process is very transparent and we are also proving the students with the scanned copies of answer sheets. If the students are not fulfilled then they can go for a re-evaluation, the facility for which started this year.” as said by the CBSE regional director, Bhubaneswar region, AS Verma.
“All through the verification of an answer sheet, the Board cross-checks for evaluated questions, legitimate marking and the for the proper recording of marks. Those unsatisfied with verification can also apply for the scanned copy and those who have applied for scanned copies can seek reevaluation.” He added.
"The verification process by CBSE is another phase of harassment. For re-evaluation of an answer sheet in any subject, a student has to pay not less than Rs 2,000 and even after that one has no assurance of their marks being increased," said N K Mohanty, a parent whose son is from MBS Public School.
Students can seek for re-evaluation 30 days after the declaration of results; this can affect a lot of students.
Around 10,500 students of 250 schools from Odisha had appeared for the examination, and only 86.25 percent of them were passed. The results were pronounced declared as on May 28.