The Delhi High Court on 6th June 2017 directed CBSE to re-evaluate Class 12th answer sheet of all the students who approach it. The court said its order should be made applicable to all students and not just those who had approached the Delhi High Court.
A division bench of acting Justice C. Hari Shankar & Chief Justice Gita Mittal lifted all conditions imposed by the CBSE on students seeking re-evaluation of their answer-sheets and asked the board not to restrict the number of subjects available for scrutiny to only 12 major subjects.
According to the court "It cannot be denied that grave and irreparable loss and damage would enure to the petitioners so far as their admissions to colleges and universities are concerned. Balance of convenience is also in favour of the petitioners,"
On 28th June 2017, CBSE had published a circular imposing conditions on re-evaluation process, limiting the facility to scrutiny of marks to only 12 major subjects of CBSE Class12 (i.e., English Core, English Elective (CBSE), English Elective (NCERT), Hindi Core, Hindi Elective, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Economics and Accountancy).
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) had also restricted the right of a student to apply for scrutiny to only 10 questions.
The court order came after 4 students challenged CBSE’s June 28 notice. The petitioner students had moved the court seeking re-evaluation in subjects which were not among the twelve subjects mentioned in the notice.
On 23rd June 2017, CBSE had assured the Delhi High Court that it would consider all applications of students who felt that their answer sheets were not correctly evaluated. However, the CBSE published the June 28 notice with restrictions on subjects and number of questions.
The Delhi High Court also issued notices to the Centre, CBSE and the Delhi University on the plea and sought their replies within 10 days. The matter has now been fixed for further hearing on July 26.