CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) shared previous year statistics related to number of students applied for verification of marks and stated that there is no unprecedented increase in number of applications for verification as stated in some news reports. CBSE also added that the board carries a well-established evaluation process based on structured marking schemes prepared by experienced subject experts drawn from reputed schools affiliated to CBSE. The answer scripts of students are evaluated by deploying experienced subject teachers at more than 2000 evaluation centres located across India. This mammoth exercise is aimed to ensure that correct marks are reflected in the answer scripts as per the marking scheme.
Number of Students applied for Rechecking
• 2017 - 2.47%
• 2016 - 2.53%
• 2015 - 2.09%
• 2014 - 2.31%
Only 0.002% cases where there was change in marks by 26 or more
CBSE clarified that after verification of answer scripts for Class 12th Examination 2017, the fact emerged that there was change in marks in 0.091% of answer scripts with only 0.002% cases where there was change in marks by 26 or more. It highlights that there is no pervasive totaling error as written in certain media reports earlier.
Why CBSE has done away with the process of re-evaluation?
The board has also explained why it has done away with the process of re-evaluation and the basis of decision taken by its Examination Committee and the Governing Body in June 2016.
According to CBSE the basis of decision taken by mainly on account of the following reasons:
(a) The data suggests that there is no change in marks after re-evaluation in more than 99.98% cases.
(b) The option of verification of marks and photocopies is already available to the students as per procedure notified by CBSE on 29.05.2017.
The board further added that utmost precautions are taken by CBSE to evaluate the answer scripts of the students keeping in view their future prospects. CBSE has always made efforts to be a pro-student board. It is also appropriate to say that CBSE has one of the most transparent systems in the country.