Delhi HC asks CBSE to keep moderation policy this year, causes delay in results

All the reports and speculations had led us to this day, May 24, when the CBSE 12th result 2017 are expected to be declared. The only question is, will CBSE come through and declare the results. Or, should we expect another day of quiet form CBSE. Or better yet, a date. Official website is

Now there’s a chance that CBSE 12th result might be delayed since Delhi High Court yesterday ordered the board to continue with the ‘moderation policy‘, which CBSE had scrapped earlier this month. It is expected that CBSE 12th result will be out next week now. Be here with us today, we’ll be updating the latest here.

11 lakh students waiting for CBSE 12th results 2017

A total of 10,98,981 students were a part of Class 12 board examination this year, comprising of 6,38,865 boys and 4,60,026 girls. The maximum number of students registered for CBSE 12th exams were from Delhi – 2,58,321. The board exams which usually commence from March 1, were delayed this year, thanks to the Assembly Elections in five states. The Class 12th board exams were conducted from March 9 to April 29 this year.

Meanwhile, as much as 8,86,506 students had appeared for Class 10th exams who are also waiting for their results.

CBSE 12th Result 2017 date

Number of media reports (have lost the count) are hinting that the results will be out on May 24, however, the same has not been confirmed by the Board yet. One of the credible source/ reports, i.e., Hindustan Times quotes a CBSE official saying that the results will be declared on or before May 27.

As per the usual practice, CBSE announces the Board results date one day prior to the declaration (however, it’s not mandatory). While the reports continue to schedule the CBSE 12th results for May 24, the students are advised to keep a tab on the official website of the Board. On the other hand, we will also try to keep providing the updates here and at out social media pages.

“The annual exam result will be declared on time as the Board has adopted several IT initiatives which will aid in faster result processing,” a statement reads. But, when? there’s no official information on it.

A PIL in the Delhi High Court

CBSE had announced in April that it will scrap the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions and decided not to moderate or standardise inflating marks. With the doing away of the policy, the average marks scored in the CBSE Class 12 result are expected to dip between 6 to 10 percent. To challenge the decision, a petition has been filed by a parent named Rakesh Kumar and advocate Ashish Verma. Upon hearing the matter, the Delhi High Court said that it was unfair to scrap the moderation policy and asked the Board why it cannot be implemented from next year. The Court termed the decision as ‘unfair and irresponsible’.

In 2016, a total of 83,05 percent students were declared pass, out of which 80,000 students scored 90 percent and above marks.

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