The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is getting ready to the era of no moderation for class 12 board exams from the current academic year onwards with a view to reflecting real marks of the students..
For this, CBSE is proposing to remove one clause in its marking system or moderation policy that spikes the results of Class 12.
The board’s examination committee is expected to meet on June 29 to think of removing the clause in the moderation policy and enable CBSE to adopt the same before declaring the results of Class 12 final exams..
A senior board official said, “We want to ensure true marks of students are reflected in the board exams and to maintain the pass parity, marks of students are moderated.. This is unfair on those who work hard as moderation is not applicable if a student gets 95 marks or above..”
The central government favours removing the policy, in view of students scoring 100% marks..
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar recently said, “Generous distribution of marks will stop soon.. I will stop such bad practices in the field of education..”
He also said, “Students have to work hard to earn marks.. It isn’t possible that everyone scores 100 out of 100 in all subjects.. There should be some restrictions while awarding marks..” The minister then explained that high scores obviously trigger abnormally high cut-offs for subjects like history and mathematics
during admission to popular colleges.. The moderation policy was adopted in 1992.