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CBSE Re-evaluation Marks Changed For 4632 Students

The changes in marks were made in 6.9 percent of the 66,876 applications received.

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CBSE class 12th exam marks have changed after re-evaluation of answer sheets in over 4,000 cases which accounts for 0.075 per cent of total evaluated copies, according to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The board, already under pressure for evaluation errors, revealed the statistics and said action has also been initiated against over 200 teachers for ‘insensitive evaluation’.

Anurag Tripathi, CBSE Secretary said, “Over 61 lakh copies were evaluated for Class 12 out of which there were 66,876 applications for the first stage verification process. Finally, there were changes in marks in only 4,632 cases which is just 0.075 percent of the total copies evaluated.”

It was informed that changes in marks were made in 6.9 percent of the 66,876 applications received.

The secretary also pointed out that of the 4,632 cases, where there has been an increase in marks, 3,200 of them fall in the increase by 1-5 marks category, which otherwise is considered zero error.

He further added, “The board has already initiated suspension and strict action in case of 214 teachers for callous evaluation. To minimize the human error, CBSE will further strengthen the system with training of teachers and evaluators and technological intervention.”

Tripathi further explained, “Earlier the board’s policy was to not affect any changes after re-evaluation if the changes ranged between 1-5 marks, as it is an accepted international norm that there will be 5-7 percent differences in evaluation between one evaluator and other.”

“However, in compliance of the 2017 order of Delhi High Court, the CBSE this year considered changes in marks even in the range of 1-5 which has led to an increase in the number of cases where changes have been recorded after re-evaluation,” he added.

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