Ministry of Human Resource and Development has called a meeting of 42 all-India and state school education boards on 28 October to discuss ‘how to check the trend of soaring board exam scores‘ and many other issues like delay in declaration of board exam results, revaluation, re-totaling are few to be named.
The state education board and central boards have agreed to declare class 12 result by May 31 every year. The decision will act as a great relief for students who every year get stuck between the results and admissions.
In the present academic session so as to offer admission, common counselling was conducted for IITs, NITs and other centrally funded technical institutes. But this counselling got delayed almost by 10 days due to the delay in declaration of class 12 results by state boards. This all led more delay in the admissions for IITs, NITs and many more institutions. To put an end to this problem, all the state boards have agreed to declare class 12 results by May 31st every year without fail.
The state boards are the ones who every year delays the class 12 board results by a month as compared to other national boards. This negligence on their part leads to postponement of other admission process related to central government institutes. What else even the counselling of the national level exams is delayed, this in turns delays the admission for institutes which runs on the basis of central government. Often all this also results in non-completion of syllabus in some institutes as the date for the 1st semester exams can’t be delayed much.
The suggestion was forwarded by HRD ministry to avoid the delay in counseling for admissions to centrally funded technical institutes which offers admission on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains & JEE Advanced).
Before the scheduled meeting, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations popularly known as CISCE put forth their decision that from the academic session 2016-17, marking scheme of class 12 examinations will undergo a change. As per the new marking scheme the theory paper of Computer Science, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Indian Classical Music (Hindustani), Indian Classical Music (Carnatic style) and Western Music will be of 70 marks while the practical paper of 30 marks as compared to the present marking scheme both the theory paper and the practical paper are of 50 marks each.
This was done because HRD ministry was very much concerned about the sky-rocketing admission cut-offs of the institute as well as the considerable 20% hike in number of students who attained 95% and above marks in the past six years.