Following the official announcement, officials had cancelled the CBSE 12th board examinations on 1 June 2021. This repeal was due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak across the country. At the time, officials stated the scheme to determine 12th class scored required objectivity and definition. However, the board had still not decided the specific plan regarding the alternate assessment of class 12 students. Due to this, the Central Board of Secondary Education, or CBSE, has assembled a 13-person panel on Friday, 4 June 2021. The purpose of this committee is to determine the parameters by which results will be compiled. They will be required to submit a report regarding potential decisions in 10 days by 14 June 2021.
Several school boards such as CISCE and state boards had followed in CBSE’s footsteps through the cancellation of exams. Additionally, many of these committees have also refrained from finalizing their final plan for grade compilation. Therefore, the method by which the CBSE board decides to assess their students could significantly impact students across India.
CBSE Panel Members
Sanyam Bhardwaj, the current CBSE controller of examinations, has cosigned the notification regarding this assembly. Earlier, Bhardwaj had commented that the board would produce “well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.”
The 13-member panel includes Dr Bhardwaj himself, as well as two CBSE officials. A notable member is the Joint Secretary of the Indian Education Ministry’s Department of School Education, Vipin Kumar. In addition, a representative from the State government’s Directorate of Education will be part of the panel. This addition is due to all Delhi goverment schools being affiliated with the CBSE board. Furthermore, a delegate from the Chandigarh administration will also be part of the committee.
The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will also provide a panel member. Finally, a spokesperson from the University Grants Commission will contribute the viewpoints of higher education entities that use the CBSE 12th results for the admission process.