The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has decided to begin its procedure of re-evaluating the class XII board examination marks of students from 24th May. On the other hand, the University of Delhi (DU) is expected to begin its admission procedure soon, thereby creating misalignment in the two schedules. 

Media house NDTV reported yesterday that the CBSE had written a letter to Professor Tarun Kumar Das, Registrar, DU, to align its undergraduate admission procedure according to the CBSE’s own re-evaluation schedule in order to avoid hassles for the applicants.

This year, the CBSE had announced the class XII results on 2nd May, which is much earlier than it usually does. In fact, just 28 days after the exams got over. This was following a Delhi High Court order. According to the report, the results came around three weeks ahead of the usual schedule, and even prior to the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) exam results.

NDTV quoted a board official as saying, “The Delhi High Court had asked all the boards to finish the result process before the undergraduate admissions begin so there is no hassle about pending results and students being stuck.”

It also quoted a statement of the Board, “CBSE will be completing its re-evaluation process also at the earliest. Now, the University of Delhi has to fix the last date of submission of application in such a manner that the work of re-evaluation is over prior to the last date of the admission process.”

The directive of the High Court, acting on which the CBSE had declared its results earlier this time, came after a student was denied admission to Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) last year because of delayed re-evaluation by the board, despite scoring the requisite marks to get admission through the first cut-off list, Indian Express had reported. “The student, who had originally secured 95.25%, qualified for admission in the college’s BA (Honours) History programme after her score was increased to 96.5% post-re-evaluation. However, her re-evaluation was completed by the CBSE, two weeks after admission to the course was closed”, the report said.

A clash between the dates of DU undergraduate applications and CBSE re-evaluation schedule could affect students who wish to apply to the university with their re-evaluated marks.


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