CBSE Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said a similar or better evaluation system is needed for the year 2022, after the Class 12th result formula was released by the Delhi government. Sisodia said, “We have made a detailed evaluation process for the board exams this year in view of the unprecedented circumstances. Similarly we have to develop criteria for evaluation of students next year also. We do not believe that the situation will be back to normal soon.

He also said that instead of waiting for the Supreme Court to intervene, the central government should have taken the decision to cancel the class 12 board exams much earlier.

Sisodia, who is also holding the charge of Education Minister of Delhi, said that he is happy that his suggestion to evaluate the students of class 12th on the basis of 10th, 11th and pre board exams was taken into consideration.

The CBSE on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will adopt a 30:30:40 formula for evaluating the marks of class 12 students based on the results of class 10, 11 and class 12, respectively.

The CBSE, while briefing the court about its evaluation system, said that in the evaluation of class 12 students, 30 percent marks are based on the 10th class board exam, 30 percent on the basis of 11th class marks and 40 percent on the basis of 12th half yearly marks. Will be given on the basis of exam or pre board exam. CBSE had announced the cancellation of class 12 board exams on June 1 due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sisodia said in a statement, “The decision to cancel the board examination is welcome in view of the safety and security of 1.5 crore students of class 12th. Regarding the evaluation criteria we suggested, which was asked to look into the performance of class 10th, 11th and 12th, it was taken into account.

“We should have considered canceling the board exams long back, instead of waiting for the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter,” he said. It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court and the state governments had to intervene and protest to cancel the board exams. If our central government had taken a more humane approach and had listened to the requests of the students, we could have managed the situation better. Well, we are happy that this decision was finally taken in the interest of the students.

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