CBSE 12th Marksheet 2021 Decoded: Know what RT, RW, RL and other Details mean in your class 12 scorecard

Created On: Jul 30, 2021 15:23 IST
Modified on: Jul 30, 2021 15:24 IST
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CBSE 12th Marksheet 2021: As per the updates, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the class 12 result 2021 today in online mode. Students can check their result online at and Along with the 12th result, CBSE has also released the marksheet on Like previous years, CBSE has used few abbreviations in its mark sheet. Some of the abbreviations are RL, RW etc. are printed against a particular subject. Those who do not understand the CBSE 12th mark sheet abbreviations can check below the meaning. 

CBSE 12th Marksheet 2021: Abbreviations

  • RT (Repeat Theory) - Students of CBSE 12th have to pass both theory and practical papers to qualify for the examination. Students with RT against a subject need to appear for the theory paper during the compartment examinations. For instance, in case students have not scored the required 33% in the theory paper, they would be given an RT.
  • RW (Result Withheld) - Students must know that this does not mean that they are not promoted. This year, the results were tabulated by the schools and submitted to the board for verification before releasing. In case a student has been given an RW, it could be because of some discrepancy in the child’s record or could also be school’s default. Students are advised to get in touch with their respective schools for this.
  • RL (Results Later) - This abbreviation was introduced in 2020. In case a student’s data has not been submitted or there was an error, the board may use this abbreviation. They can contact the schools. Last year due to the COVID-19, a few papers were cancelled. The board had released the evaluation criteria for such papers. Therefore, the result were announced later.
  • COMP (Compartment) - Students who have not secured the minimum passing criteria in one subject will be placed in Compartment. The schedule for compartment exams will be shared by CBSE later. Students who have secured the required aggregate of 33% in 5 subjects have to appear for a compartment examination in the subject they have failed.
  • XXXX (Improvement) - This is for students who have appeared for 6 subjects and failed in one subject but have a minimum 33 percent in the remaining 5 subjects. The improvement paper is not mandatory and students are considered ‘Pass’ in the board examination. These students can appear for the improvement in the next year’s board examination as private candidates for the subject marked for improvement.
  • ER (Essential Reappear) - It was introduced by CBSE in 2020. Instead of Fail, the board now uses ER. Students who get an ER will have to appear for the CBSE class 12 exams 2022, as and when they are conducted. 

Since this year the board has introduced a new assessment scheme, students who have been awarded ER are advised to be patient and contact their school. The board may offer another opportunity to appear for the exams with the special paper that would be conducted. Apart from these, there are other abbreviations like ABST which stands for Absent, NE for Not Eligible, UFM stands for Unfair means, SJD means Subjudice and NR stands for Not Registered. Students can go through the index provided in the physical mark sheet. The same will be shared by the board with the schools later. 

Also Read: CBSE 12th Result 2021 Declared: Know CBSE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria and Marking Scheme Here, Check at

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