CBSE not doing away with the moderation policy as other boards stay indifferent

Considering the consensus among the state boards, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) raised its concerns over taking off the marks moderation policy during a governing body meet on Friday. The Board said that it will not scrape off the policy if all state boards do not concede to do the same.

“We are completely in favour of scrapping inflation of marks in order to maintain pass parity with previous years’ results,” said a senior CBSE official, continuing that this will put CBSE students in a disadvantageous position as compared to students from the state board.

Back on April 24, CBSE and 32 other boards had developed a consensus around the marks moderation policy but the Delhi High Court has prohibited CBSE from removing the policy mid-evaluation. The Board had been planning on challenging the High Court order but refrained from the move so as to avoid any further delays in the declaration of the result.

The CBSE has also set up a new body, the Inter Board Working Group (IWBG) asking Boards across the country to curb any inflation in marks and control giving unusually high scores for the class 12 exams in 2018. CBSE chairperson Rakesh Chaturvedi is the head of the panel with members from Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Telangana, Gujarat, Manipur and ICSE boards.

Two more committees have been established by the board to study the evaluation process and prevent any loopholes which have caused errors in the evaluation of the class 12 results.

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