The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce results for the Class 12 exams on Sunday before noon. Students and teachers are jubilant after the board decided to stick to its marks moderation policy.
However, students are anxious about how they fared in the ‘tricky’ accounts paper.
The board on Friday decided not to challenge Delhi high court’s order asking them to continue with the moderation policy.
The decision spelt relief for lakh of students and their parents. The moderation policy allows the board to inflate scores.
The board announced on Saturday evening that the results would be declared on Sunday.
“The delay in the CBSE results and the suspense over the moderation policy was adding to my stress. Now, let’s see how things unfold on Sunday. I am trying not to keep any expectations,” said Sakshi Mehta, a CBSE student from Andheri.
Many CBSE schools have decided to stay open (without holding classes) on Sunday to check the results.
“We will be in school even though it’s a Sunday,” said Avnita Bir, principal, RN Podar School, Santacruz, which has over 370 students waiting for class 12 results. Bir said the board cannot do away with the moderation policy unless other boards follow suit.
“I support the idea that there should not be inflation of marks, but it should not be restricted to CBSE. Finally all students are applying for admissions in the same pool, so every board should do it,” said Bir.
Students are anxious about the accounts paper, which was considered to be tricky.
“Even high scoring students had found the paper to be a bit tough, many of the questions were unexpected and tricky to answer,” said Ganesh Parmeshwaran, principal, Bal Bharti School, Navi Mumbai.
Parmeshwaran added that the CBSE’s decision to scrap moderation policy was good but should have been planned in advance. “Such a decisions cannot be taken at the last minute. I hope next time CBSE will plan it properly,” said Parmeshwaran.