The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may declare Class X and XII results late for the first time in over two decades. The CBSE 2017 were delayed due to assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The CBSE board is trying their best to declare Class X exam results before May 20 and that of Class XII in the last week of the month.
A total of 16.67 lakh candidates from 16,354 schools across the country will appear for Class X exam, while around 10.98 lakh candidates from 10,677 schools will sit for the Class XII exams.
While the exams for Class X with the home science paper, Class XII exams will be over only on April 29.
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"In CBSE, a teacher has to go to the evaluation centre, depending on the subject and the city in which it's being carried out," a source said.
The source added, "A teacher cannot evaluate more than 20 copies a day unlike in RBSE, where one can carry the answer sheets home."
The work for Class X board exams is comparatively easier since there's a home board exam conducted by schools, which evaluate answer sheets and send the marks to the regional board office. "This helps CBSE to compile the results early," the source said.
Officials said that they were pacing the evaluation work as accuracy was important for CBSE. "Delays occur because we have to waits for results from other regions," the source said.
According to the circular, the maximum marks will be 100. Out of the total 100 marks, the board exam will be of 50 marks, and 50 marks are allocated to internal assessment/practical examination.
A candidate will have to score 33 per cent marks in both board exam and practical exam to pass the subject.
In another major decision, the CBSE has decided to do away with seven Academic Electives and 34 vocational subjects for Class XII because of low enrolment numbers.