Court lifts all curbs on CBSE Class 12 exam re evaluation

PUBLISH DATE 7th July 2017

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Thursday lifted all conditions imposed by the CBSE on students looking to re-evaluate their class XII exam results, giving succour to thousands of those denied scrutiny of answer sheets beyond 12 subjects.

A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar said the order will be applicable to all students and not just those who have approached the court.

This year, nearly 11 lakh students students appeared for the class 12 exams – conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -- and 2.47 per cent of them applied for re-evaluation.

Students have time till July 7 to approach the board with applications for scrutiny.

On June 28, CBSE limited the facility of scrutiny of marks to just 12 subjects, including English, Hindi and Maths.

The board also restricted the right of a student to apply for scrutiny to only 10 questions.

The court order came on a plea filed by advocate Sandeep Bajaj, representing four students, challenging the board’s notification.