Putting an end to the uncertainty over the Class 12 results 2017, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced that they will be declared on 28 May.
The board also maintained that it will follow the Delhi High Court order on the moderation policy, which was scrapped last month, and continue with it.
There have been anxious moments for students who feared that any consequent delay in the result could affect their college admission prospects. “The results will be announced on 28 May, Sunday in the forenoon. We will follow the five-point moderation policy as directed by the high court,” a senior official said.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had on Thursday assured students that there will be no delay in the results and justice will be done to everyone. The minister’s comments came against the backdrop of the high court order that the decision by the CBSE, which would come into effect from this year, “would have a drastic effect on the students” and “rules can’t change once the game has begun”.
Moderation policy refers to a practice in which students are given extra marks in subjects regarded unusually difficult, or when there have been differences in the sets of question papers.
The Board was earlier believed to have been considering challenging the high court order but was advised against it by the legal counsel that moving the apex court may be counter- productive and could also delay results.
A total of 10,98,891 candidates from 10,678 schools registered for exams, which is a 2.82% point increase from that of 2016. The exams were conducted from 9 March to 29 April. The Board will announce the results of all its 10 regions simultaneously. Delhi regions has the highest number of candidates (2,58,321), followed by Panchkula with 1,84,557 and Ajmer with 1,31,449 candidates. A total of 2,497 candidates under the disabilities category also registered for this year’s exam. PTI