There is some good news for Class 12 students; the State Level Education Boards have agreed to declare results of higher secondary exams by May 31. The decision comes in wake of a suggestion from the HRD ministry, asking the State Education Boards to declare results early to avoid delays in JEE counselling for admission to government funded educational institutions.
In a meeting called by HRD ministry, over 40 all-India and state level boards took this unanimous decision to address the rising concern of parents and students about JEE admissions. However, the second issue on meeting agenda relating to the rising admission cut-offs could not be resolved at the meeting.
The decision to declare Class 12 results by May 31 would help the CBSE in tabulating students’ data in time before the counselling for NITs, IITs and several other centrally funded technical education institutes begins. This year, the JEE counselling session was postponed due to delay in declaration of higher secondary exam results by several state boards.
As far as tackling the unresolved issue of rising cut-offs for admission is concerned; the ministry said that the Council of Boards of School Education in India will hold a second round of meeting next month to arrive a broad consensus over the issue. The issue of high cut-offs had come to limelight again this year, when 8,917 CBSE students cleared the Class 12 exam with more than 95% marks.
The meeting of State Education Boards also decided to form three committees to look into the matters of checking malpractices during the exams, teacher training and designing of a core curriculum.