In line with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board on Sunday announced that it will hold a special exam for class 12 students who would not be satisfied with their results based on a formula devised by the board.
The state board in a notification said that the option will be available to class 12 students in all streams. The board said that a detailed schedule for such exams will be announced by the government later.
According to the notification, if a student is not satisfied with his or her results after its announcement, he will have 15 days to submit his result to the board.
Assessment of students
Earlier this month, the board had cancelled the class 12 exams in the state. Thereafter, it announced a formula for calculating marks for them.
According to the GSHSEB circular, while calculating the marks for class 12, 50 per cent weightage will be given to the score in class 10, while 25 per cent each will be on the basis of the average score of term-end exams in class 11 and unit and term-end exams of class 12.
Cancellation of exams
On June 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cancellation of the CBSE class 12 board exams. The decision was taken during a review meeting chaired by the PM in which officials briefed him about the views received from various stakeholders, including state governments.
PM Modi had said that the decision has been taken in the “interest of students” and to safeguard their health amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc in India. The CBSE too had announced that students who will not be happy with their results will be allowed to sit in a special exam that will be conducted when the COVID-19 situation comes under control.
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